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We Bought A Zoo? Owner Lists Ten Acre Zoo For Sale On Craigslist - Lions Included

Listed as a "great business opportunity for someone who loves animals" the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park is available for $350,000 on Craigslist.

Not only will the lucky buyer get 10 acres of 'well maintained USDA Compliant Zoo' land, but they'll also become the proud new owners of over 90 exotic animals including a White Tiger, Bengal Tiger, African Lion, Patas monkeys, bob cats, baboons, wolves, a black bear, a sloth and more!

According to the Ocala Star Banner, the park in Crestview, Florida was acquired by the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge in 2013. Prior to that, it had fallen onto hard times and badly needed massive improvements.

Now that the park is running in top shape, the Refuge is looking for the right owner to keep it going.

The initial mission was only to rescue the animals and keeping the zoo open to the public was not part of the plan. In addition to all of the animals, the staff of zookeepers will remain with the property.

Bill Andersen, president and chairman of the Refuge's board of directors, tells the Ocala Star Banner that he hopes the City of Crestview and Okaloosa County would take over the zoo, but he's willing to sell it to the right animal lover with the financial means to keep it going.

So, want to buy a zoo?

[h/t Mentalfloss ]

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