The Pouakai Private Zoo in New Zealand and exotic animals such as lions and white tigers are for sale

The zoo that nobody wants: owners of a 6-hectare animal park where lions, white tigers and exotic monkeys roam around to find a suitable buyer

  • A couple are trying to sell their private zoo and its exotic animals, including lions and white tigers
  • The couple bought the 45-year-old Pouakai Zoo in 2014, about 350 km from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand
  • The property has 6.6 hectares of land, a three-bedroom house with double garage and many of the buildings
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A couple is struggling to sell their zoo and its exotic animals, including lions, white tigers and monkeys.

Adam Horne and Liu XinCai want to sell Pouakai Zoo in Taranaki, New Zealand.

The couple, from Turkey and China respectively, moved with their two children after purchasing the 45-year-old zoo in 2014.

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They were looking for a new owner, but will stay in the accommodation next year and hope to sell it.

New Zealand couple Adam Horne and Liu XinCai want to sell their private zoo (pictured) and its exotic animals, including lions, white tigers and monkeys for at least $ 795,000

New Zealand couple Adam Horne and Liu XinCai want to sell their private zoo (pictured) and its exotic animals, including lions, white tigers and monkeys for at least $ 795,000

Pouakai Zoo, on Carrington Road in the New Plymouth District, was recently mentioned by TSB Realty with a $ 795,000 copper survey (BEO) (photo of a lion with a visitor at Pouakai Zoo)

Pouakai Zoo, on Carrington Road in the New Plymouth District, was recently mentioned by TSB Realty with a $ 795,000 copper survey (BEO) (photo of a lion with a visitor at Pouakai Zoo)

Pouakai Zoo, on Carrington Road in the New Plymouth District, was recently mentioned by TSB Realty with a $ 795,000 copper survey (BEO) (photo of a lion with a visitor at Pouakai Zoo)

Pouakai Zoo was recently mentioned by TSB Realty with a suggested retail price of $ 795,000. But it has since been taken off the market, according to stuff.

A TSB Realty agent assigned to the listing said the owners are planning to renovate the property before it is offered for sale again within a year.

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This was the second time the property was listed on the market after a previous deal had been made.

A TSB Realty agent assigned to the listing said the owners are planning to renovate the property before it is offered for sale again within a year. (pictured a white tiger in Pouakai Zoo)

A TSB Realty agent assigned to the listing said the owners are planning to renovate the property before it is offered for sale again within a year. (pictured a white tiger in Pouakai Zoo)

A TSB Realty agent assigned to the listing said the owners are planning to renovate the property before it is offered for sale again within a year. (pictured a white tiger in Pouakai Zoo)

Pouakai Zoo was founded in 1976 as a nature reserve, but ten years later it was converted into a zoo by its first owners.

The property currently has 6.6 hectares of land and a house with three bedrooms and a double garage.

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It also has a souvenir shop, a public parking lot, fences and barns.

& # 39; The owners have cherished their five-year journey with the zoo and do not see the zoo as buildings and enclosures, they view it as memories, emotions and stories, & # 39; according to the list.

& # 39; They are now looking for a caring new owner to pass on the owner ship's flag and continue this integral part of the Taranaki legacy. & # 39;

The property (pictured) currently has 6.6 hectares of land and a house with three bedrooms and a double garage.

The property (pictured) currently has 6.6 hectares of land and a house with three bedrooms and a double garage.

The property (pictured) currently has 6.6 hectares of land and a house with three bedrooms and a double garage.

The property also has a souvenir shop, a public parking lot, fences and barns
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The property also has a souvenir shop, a public parking lot, fences and barns

The property also has a souvenir shop, a public parking lot, fences and barns

The family said that owning the zoo was an experience they will never forget.

& # 39; In the summer after dinner, we can sit with the lions and tigers and talk to them, & # 39; said XinCai in the past.

& # 39; Sometimes my son even gets a bike and cycles around and the tigers start jumping around and trying to play with him. You really can't buy that kind of moment. & # 39;

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In New Zealand, the possession of a lion or tiger is permitted if the property is operated as a zoo and the law requires that zoo animals may only be imported into the country in an & # 39; approved containment & # 39 ;.

Animals at the Pouakai Zoo are capuchin monkeys, donkeys, goats, gibbons, white tigers, lions, emus and peacocks.

The property has 6.6 hectares of land, a three-bedroom house with double garage and many of the buildings, including a glass room, a tidy area and a public parking area. (photo of an exotic monkey in Pouakai Zoo)

The property has 6.6 hectares of land, a three-bedroom house with double garage and many of the buildings, including a glass room, a tidy area and a public parking area. (photo of an exotic monkey in Pouakai Zoo)

The property has 6.6 hectares of land, a three-bedroom house with double garage and many of the buildings, including a glass room, a tidy area and a public parking area. (photo of an exotic monkey in Pouakai Zoo)

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