TV Lion Man Craig Busch has moved to have his mother, Patricia Busch, declared bankrupt, and the family enterprise they are warring over, Zion Wildlife Gardens, has gone into liquidation.

Associate Judge Roger Bell heard applications relating to the financial implosion of the family and the lion park in the High Court at Whangarei yesterday.

The application for liquidation was filed by the Inland Revenue Department for a debt of $105,766.

The company is already in receivership, which is superseded by the liquidation.