Wild About Animals Auction

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Friday, October 13 2006 Oct 13, 2006 Friday, October 13, 2006 8:04:26 PM CDT October 13, 2006 in News
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STRAFFORD- Hundreds of people turned out for the start of an auction at Exotic Animal Paradise, which is closing after 35 years. The two-day auction of 450 animals, as well as tools and equipment, marks the shutdown of the Springfield-area drive-through wildlife park. A developer plans to build luxury homes on the land. Federal and state inspectors make sure people who buy big game or wild animals have permits. Anybody can buy other animals such as small cats, birds, ostriches, emus, llamas, zebras and horses. Park owner Ron Armitage said he expects up to 600 people from all over the country to show up for the nationally-advertised auction.

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