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Somebody thought of Charlie the Penguin. We're going to admit we're still unsure what really went down in the on-going saga of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah home, but we can at least give you a major update.
Once upon a time, Vegas legend Wayne Newton had a big house that was so big he wanted to turn it into a theme park. There were 280 creatures including birds, fish, horses, wallabies, sloths, lemurs and penguins. It had Wayne's plane. Room for a gift shop and a movie theater. Maybe a stage for impromptu Wayne performances.
Somebody thought of the penguins. We recently provided you the messy details of the forthcoming auction of Wayne Newton's famous Casa de Shenandoah home. The problem for Wayne? He'll still be living on the property when they auction it out from under him. And, until this week, he was joined by 280 living souls including birds, fish, horses, wallabies, sloths, lemurs and penguins. Well, no longer.
According to a Las Vegas Review-Journal article, this collection of beasts was sold to the suitably off-beat sounding Sloth Center Sanctuary & Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in Oregon. Price? $27,300. It's not a zoo. They research and protect. Good for them. Sounds like a great home for these animals.
Calling all Wayniacs! Fan of Wayne Newton, Las Vegas lore and super fancy real estate? We have the ultimate link for you to click. And, we think it proves a clarion call for Las Vegas to step up and save Casa de Shenandoah.
Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton, has been attempting to turn Casa de Shenandoah, his palatial 40-acre estate into a tourist attraction for years. But now, in a bizarre and confusing turn of events, it all might be under attack. Again.
Fast forward two years to this past summer where news report listed Wayne Newton's project as stalled amid legal action and pretty much written off by all. But, don't count it out just yet.