Now that this small zoo has received much publicity as a result of the newly-released film ('Honey, we've bought a Zoo' - April 2012) the pressure is really on to match new visitors' expectations.
And while the smallish collection of animals all looked happy and healthy, the same can't be said for their surroundings! As others have reported, once you have managed to find the location, you're greeted by a dilapidated entrance and car park with a very steep climb to the Zoo proper - less fit visitors should be tempted to invade the disabled car park at the top of the hill! And we saw no evidence of the advertised 'shuttle-bus' service.
The restaurant/shop/toilets building is pretty basic and seemed to be staffed entirely by teenagers on the day of our visit (We saw only three adults at any time during the day?).
The animal enclosures, whilst spacious, were very overgrown and the only ones with any thoughtful design seemed to have been inherited from the previous owners.
All-in-all, despite low entry prices, this Zoo Park compares so poorly with nearby Paignton that survival seems a bit dubious unless the film proceeds result in a substantial injection of funds.
Sorry, Mee family - visitors will be aware of the tragedy that dogged this project from the outset: time to move on, maybe?
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