Practice your hand at zoology with your very own animal park, complete with lions, lynx and leopards
Love the idea of working with animals? Well now’s your chance, as a fully working zoo in Wales has just gone on the market for a cool £650,000.
The Animalarium, a 12 acre zoo (complete with bungalow!) in Borth, Ceredigion, is for sale with Morris Marshall & Poole.
Occupying 12-acres of coastal land, just 6-miles from Aberystwyth, the zoo comes with a 2-bed bungalow, enclosures for hundreds of animals, and best of all, 300 exotic residents.
From meerkats to monkeys, crocodiles to cockatoos and even lions and lynx, this place has them all.
The zoo boasts a reptile house, petting barn, stables and the big animal enclosures. Beyond this, bird aviaries, play area, café and gift shop ensure there is something for everyone of every age.
Currently serving as a busy zoo frequented by visitors all year round, The Animalarium is within walking distance of the beach, railway station and local hotels so you can enjoy a peaceful weekend away here, away from the bustle of city life.
After buying the plot of land as a rare breeds farm complete with sheep, rabbits and chickens, the owners wanted to transform the centre into a visitor’s zoo, fuelled by their love of exotic animals and personal growing collection.
Now, Jean Mumbray, 76, and her husband Alan, 56 are looking for life in the slow lane with the snails rather than the cheetahs with their impending retirement.
If you’re looking for a slightly different career path, then here is the perfect and affordable opportunity to try your hand at zoology.