Stanley The Giraffe Targeted For Possible Eviction By County Regional Planning

Written by on November 12, 2019

Inspectors with the County Department of Regional Planning say Saddlerock Ranch is prohibited from keeping its wild animals … the giraffe, zebras and camels … for commercial reasons.

The animals are popular stars of the wine safari tours … a burgeoning tourist attraction just off Kanan-Dume Road.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that zoning for the area does not allow for what’s going on up there.

Charges about having wild animals without permits have already been filed by the D-A at the request of the L A Department of Animal Control.

Five zoning violations have been written up.

The ranch has been hosting weddings and production wrap parties … and serving wine to customers without approval.

Its outdoor lighting violates the Coastal Permits.

Malibu Wine Safaris, the business at the ranch that gives tours that include stops to meet Stanley and others animals … has in recent weeks been promoting a new light display on its Instagram feed

This story is based on reporting in the Los Angeles Daily News newspaper.

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