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Offline Rishile

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Re: Opening of zoos
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 08:37 BST (UK) »
We have a wildlife park in our village.  The owner insisted a few years ago that he needed two huge wind turbines on his land so the revenue would pay for animal feed.  The village protested but he won.  The wind turbines are an eyesore and cause a lot of problems with the people who live near them.

Now the owner of the wildlife park is saying that because of the lockdown, he can't afford to feed the animals.  Something doesn't add up.

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 08:51 BST (UK) »
We have a wildlife park in our village.  The owner insisted a few years ago that he needed two huge wind turbines on his land so the revenue would pay for animal feed.  The village protested but he won.  The wind turbines are an eyesore and cause a lot of problems with the people who live near them.

Now the owner of the wildlife park is saying that because of the lockdown, he can't afford to feed the animals.  Something doesn't add up.

Rishile

Not surprising wind feed in tariffs have dropped and animal feed costs have gone up, life often has these ups and downs.
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Re: Opening of zoos
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 08:54 BST (UK) »
Wind turbines save money on your power bills and to that extent free up cash that can then help you cover feed costs;other than the possibility of occasionally perhaps being able to sell surplus power (likely not to be much of an earner and also depends on whether your system is grid connected) they do not generate hard cash.

Quite simply no income equals no money to pay the bills. Closed businesses are living off previously generated surpluses, or more likely, borrowings. If the business is predominantly seasonal you need to earn a lot in the summer to build up surplus cash to see you through the barren winter months. This is why the tourism industry is so worried about the future.
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Re: Opening of zoos
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 09:40 BST (UK) »
It will be interesting how the animals react. I expect that some have welcomed 3 months of not being stared at, whereas others will have missed the interaction.
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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 11:24 BST (UK) »
My nearest wildlife park opens again this week, lots of open space and a new baby binterong to look at  :D  A much safer outing than shopping of any kind. 
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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 16:42 BST (UK) »
We've booked tickets to go to our local WWT centre tomorrow. First time out since lockdown started apart from three trips to get a takeaway from the pub at the other end of our village. Feeling a bit apprehensive. Will my car start? Can I still remember how to drive? Should I wear my face mask covering? Got a bag with hand sanitiser, alcohol wipes and gloves all ready, is there anything else I need? 
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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 17:41 BST (UK) »
Well I am looking forward to visiting our family Zoo.
One little monkey in particular,who of course  has his own zoo.
No ants ,gone, snails, dead bee, dead woodlouse,a feather and a bit of a  birdís  eggshell.
Free entry .
Of course staff at zoos could not be furloughed ,so no income but the usual expenses.
But patience patience.
I will hold my breath until the time has passed from the idiotic happenings at weekend to when we might expect another peak
New Zealand, totally Free, now has two  cases, people who flew over to attend a funeral have tested positive.
What a pity.
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