The little zoo with a big heart
It is with great sadness that following the latest government advice we declare this zoo to be closed for the foreseeable future as from today. Being situated in a beautiful little holiday village on the West coast of Wales, we do not want to encourage the unnecessary movement of people around the country, which could spread the coronavirus and overwhelm our rural health service.
This is going to be a difficult time for us as we rely on ticket sales, experience sales and donations to pay for the huge running costs of this establishment, but in the past three years since we took over the zoo (three years next month, in fact) we have not been strangers to difficult times.
We have an amazing, dedicated team here that will do their best to carry on caring for our 300+ animals in the best way they can. We will have to reduce to a skeleton crew as staff go into self isolation and we will have to get very creative in how we raise funds for animal feed and the inevitable medical bills. If anybody has a surplus of fruit and vegetables then please feel free to drop them off at our gate, should you be able to.
With your support we can get through this. We will do our best to keep you entertained with pictures, videos, live-streams and updates on how our animals are doing but, now more than ever, we need your donations. Please renew your season ticket, should you need to, look at our animal adoption schemes or book an animal experience for later on in the summer. This is also a time when we can get on with some serious building works so if you would like to make a sizeable donation and sponsor an enclosure then please let us know.
We have confidence that we will still be here when restrictions are lifted, but it is only the overwhelming support we have had in the past for all that we do here and all that we are trying to achieve that gives us hope.
We hope that you all stay safe, stay at home, stay healthy and we will see you later in the Summer with happy smiling faces.
We are a rapidly expanding Zoo in Mid Wales, near Aberystwyth. We are dedicated to conservation and rehome endangered animals. On a little hill by the sea, overlooking the beautiful Ceredigion coastline, sits this haven for exotic animals and home for rescued pets.
Just a short walk from Borth railway station and the beach it's a place where you can get up close and personal to over 100 different species of animals, birds, reptiles and insects to learn about them and gain a better appreciation for all kinds of wildlife. Join us for an intimate animal experience and a day to remember for all the family.
We have a wide variety of experiences for you to discover at Wild Animal Kingdom. From pony rides to being a zookeeper for a day there are plenty of ways to interact with the animals.
Tickets are currently purchased at reception but we are working on online bookings. School and group visits can be booked by telephone, so give us a call to find out more.
Refresh and refuel during your day at our café and let the kids run wild in our children's play area. We also have free onsite parking and an overflow car park.
All of our animals have a story of how they came to be with us. Some have come from other zoos where they were no longer wanted. Others have come from owners who can no longer manage their exotic pets. We aim to provide them with a safe place to live for the rest of their lives.
You’ll find our Wild Animal Kingdom between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth on a little hill overlooking the seaside town of Borth. We have free parking and the zoo is just a few minutes walk from the railway station, High Street and beach.
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom
You can ask us anything through social media or fill in the form at our contact page and we’ll make sure your question goes to someone who can help. Depending on the question, a response could take some time during busy periods.