Borth Animalarium

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Borth Animalarium
Date opened Unknown
Location Borth, Wales
Coordinates 52°29′08″N 4°02′38″W / 52.4856°N 4.0440°W / 52.4856; -4.0440Coordinates: 52°29′08″N 4°02′38″W / 52.4856°N 4.0440°W / 52.4856; -4.0440
Land area 12
Owner The Zoo is currently Up For Sale.
Website www.animalarium.co.uk

Borth Animalarium is a small zoo, located in the small Welsh village of Borth, 7 miles north of Aberystwyth in the county of Ceredigion, Mid Wales.

History[edit]

The zoo is mainly a refuge for unwanted exotic pets, animals from other zoos made freely available for a variety of reasons, or whose natural environment is under threat.

Animals[edit]

Animals at Borth Animalarium include monkeys, wallabies, snakes, iguanas, caimans, fruit bats, spiders, birds including ostriches, pigs, frogs, ocelots, cockroaches, and Geoffroy's cat.[1]

Controversy[edit]

After an investigation by Dyfed-Powys Police, in September 2010 in a hearing at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court, owners Alan and Jean Mumbray admitted not having the correct paperwork for a commercial premises. The couple were fined, and nine restricted license animals are to be confiscated from the park, including the leopard, two lynx and two ring-tailed lemurs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animalarium animals
  2. ^ "Animals taken from Borth Animalarium and owners fined". BBC Wales. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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