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Sixty enquiries to purchase Blackbrook Zoo in the Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Sixty enquiries to purchase Blackbrook Zoo in the Staffordshire Moorlands
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MORE than 60 people have enquired about buying a Staffordshire Moorlands zoo that is in administration.

Blackbrook Zoological Park, in Winkhill near Leek, was put in the hands of administrators earlier this month - leaving seven jobs at risk.

It is now in the hands of Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Barringtons Corporate Recovery.

Managing director Phil Wood said people who already own UK tourist attractions in the north and south had enquired.

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He said he was hopeful the seven jobs would be saved if a buyer could be found.

The 30-acre zoo, which features penguins, storks, flamingos and cassowaries, has struggled to attract visitors.

Staff at the park have been working for free for a number of months in a bid to keep the venue going.

Offers in the region of £300,000 and £350,000 are being sought.

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