Stoke & Staffordshire

Blackbrook Zoological Park attracts 60 purchase inquiries

Blackbrook Zoological Park
Image caption Blackbrook Zoological Park has struggled to attract visitors

More than 60 people have inquired about buying a Staffordshire zoo that is in administration.

Blackbrook Zoological Park, in Winkhill near Leek, was put in the hands of administrators earlier this month - leaving seven jobs at risk.

It is now in the hands of Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Barringtons Corporate Recovery.

Managing director Phil Wood said people who already own UK tourist attractions in the north and south had inquired.

He said he was hopeful the seven jobs would be saved if a buyer could be found.

The 30-acre zoo, which features penguins, storks, flamingos and cassowaries, has struggled to attract visitors.

Offers in the region of £300,000 and £350,000 are being sought.

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