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    A zoo experience with a $1,000 price tag is getting rave reviews



    How much are you willing to pay for a ticket to the local zoo? Say $25, maybe $35? A one-day pass to the San Diego Zoo, the most expensive — and largely considered the best zoo in the U.S. — charges $58 (before discounts).
    So how does Canberra, Australia’s National Zoo & Aquarium get visitors through the door with a four-figure fee?
    For starters, the cost of admission comes with an invitation to stay the night.



    Sleeping alongside lions, cheetahs and sun bears

    Travelers willing to part with nearly U.S. $1,500 for a one-night stay usually expect a high degree of certainty with their bookings. But those reserving a Jungle Bungalow at Canberra’s Jamala Wildlife Lodge — located within the zoo — won’t get that.
    The chance to sleep alongside lions, cheetahs, tigers or Malayan sun bears is worth the gamble. Guests in the property’s five premium rooms can rank their top three animals upon booking, but aren’t told which ones they’ll be snoozing nearby until their arrival.





    Canberra'''s National Zoo & Aquarium gets rave reviews despite $1,000 cost
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    I doubt they will have to smell the dirty cnuts

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    Better than paying 300 Baht to get in to a local wildlife attraction only to find they just had 1 small dog. It was a shit zoo.

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    Will the price go up or down after the first guest (or first few guests) are eaten/mauled to death?
    How do I post these pictures???

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    I don't think they actually cuddle up, there must be some separator unless the beasts are doped and declawed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Will the price go up or down after the first guest (or first few guests) are eaten/mauled to death?
    Has been going for some time (apparently) and undergone an expansion a few years back.

    National Zoo & Aquarium

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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Better than paying 300 Baht to get in to a local wildlife attraction only to find they just had 1 small dog. It was a shit zoo.

    Ta dah!

    (you may well have to explain that a few tmes for some members though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Better than paying 300 Baht to get in to a local wildlife attraction only to find they just had 1 small dog. It was a shit zoo.
    ChokDee is not amused...

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    The ol' chinkies would expect a buffet at that price.

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    Well it's a zoo...

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