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Treat Yourself To A Piggy At Syon Park

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  Site Where: Syon Park, London, United Kingdom, TW8 8JF
April 1, 2011 at 12:46 PM | by | ()

Fancy buying yourself a Micro pig? Then head to London Syon Park where they are selling them in the tropical zoo for the bargain price of £600. That’s right not only does the hotel have a butterfly world, it's also housed next door to a tropical zoo.

The zoo houses animals which have been rescued either by customs, from other zoos or private collectors. Jo Fernandez from The Evening Standard reviewed the hotel and even got to hold a baby crocodile while she was there.

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Would You Sleep at a Biodome Hotel Inside a Zoo?

September 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM | by | ()

The other week, we checked out a hotel that had a zoo on its roof but if the Chester Zoo's Biodome in Yorkshire, UK actually gets built, then you could be sleeping inside the zoo. According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the £225 million Heart of Africa Biodome was just given the go-ahead by government officials:

The work, which will include a hotel and underwater exhibit buildings as well as the Africa rainforest - will help the zoo attract two million annual visitors by 2022.

Currently, the zoo has 7,000 animals from over 400 species but the biodome and its hotel will probably not be built without a fight from the surrounding neighborhood and its residents. Also, shouldn't someone alert PETA? While we're all for interesting hotel concepts--underwater hotels, space hotels, etc--having a hotel inside a biodome next to an African rainforest will only fuel their argument that imprisoning animals for entertainment is cruel.

Lastly, this is what we still think of when we hear the word "Biodome." Then again, maybe the Chester Zoo's Biodome hotel will help us overcome that.

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Some Hotels Are Zoos But The Reef Casino Hotel Cairns Has One On The Roof

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  Site Where: 35 Wharf St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870
September 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

We’re big nature lovers. So long as the nature we’re talking about is experienced under controlled, well-maintained circumstances—you know, like a luxury African safari, or a guided reef dive. That’s why, when we were at the Australian Tourism Exchange earlier this summer in Adelaide, we were excited to hear about the Cairns Wildlife Dome at the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel Cairns.

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