Calling all animal lovers! If you’ve ever dreamed of having more pets (a LOT more), the opportunity of a lifetime just popped up on Craigslist.
The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge in Crestview, Florida, needs a new owner, and it could be you.
“Ten acre, well maintained, USDA Compliant Zoo. Turnkey operation with over 90 happy and healthy animals including White Tiger, Bengal Tiger, African Lion, Patas monkeys, bob cats, baboons, wolves, otters, black bear, Fennec foxes, sloth, lemurs, llamas and more,” says the zoo’s Craigslist ad. “Great business opportunity for someone who loves animals.”
Welcome to 2017, where you can literally purchase a zoo on the internet. For just $350,000, you’ll get a staff of professional zookeepers, an operational gift shop, storage buildings, barns, and over 90 animals.
The refuge took over the zoo in 2013, renamed it the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park, and dramatically improved the grounds and habitat after it had previously fallen into a state of disrepair.
Bill Andersen, president and chairman of the refuge’s board of directors, told NWFDailyNews.com while rescuing the animals initially was in keeping with their mission, continuing to run a zoo is not. However, he said that he thinks the zoo is now “in the best shape it’s ever been.”
If this sounds like your dream job, you can reply to the ad here.