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****Catskill Game Farm was a zoo in Catskill, New York, U.S.A. It closed permanently on Columbus Day 2006 after 73 years of operation. The Game Farm is still closed today. But as of 2012, it was sold to new owners that have plans on reopening the place as a family oriented establishment once again but with the addition of a B&B, campground, and RV resort with animals.

The Catskill Game Farm was opened in 1933 by Roland Lindemann, and was still owned by the Lindemann family, as Catskill Game Farm Inc. at the time of its closing. At first, it held only deer, donkeys, and sheep. In 1958, the United States Department of Agriculture recognized Catskill as a zoo, and it became the first privately owned venture to achieve such status. The collection was now allowed to grow more exotic and at the time of its closing played host to roughly 2,000 animals from over 150 species, imported from around the world.
The zoo spanned more than 914 acres (370 ha), most of which was used to breed animals for other zoos worldwide. Only about 136 acres was available for public viewing, and then only in the summer and autumn.
The Catskill Game Farm was opened in 1933 by Roland Lindemann, and was still owned by the Lindemann family, as Catskill Game Farm Inc. at the time of its closing. At first, it held only deer, donkeys, and sheep. In 1958, the United States Department of Agriculturerecognized Catskill as a zoo, and it became the first privately owned venture to achieve such status. The collection was now allowed to grow more exotic and at the time of its closing played host to roughly 2,000 animals from over 150 species, imported from around the world.
The zoo spanned more than 914 acres most of which was used to breed animals for other zoos worldwide. Only about 136 acres was available for public viewing, and then only in the summer and autumn.***
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catskill_Game_Farm

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