Oregon wildlife center buys Wayne Newton's animals

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Nevada bankruptcy court approved the sale of Wayne Newton's 280 exotic animals to an Oregon wildlife center for $27,300.

The price -- less than $100 per critter -- represents a decline in the value of exotic animals, generally, say experts.

Jasmine Bigbee, manager of the estate's wildlife center, said in bankruptcy court papers that the current market for exotic animals is "saturated." There's an oversupply, she said, in relation to the number of facilities licensed to care for them.

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