17th June 2021

It seems as though the zoo in the small Welsh village of Borth, dubbed by the media as 'Britain's worst zoo', has been lurching from problem to problem for years. However, in February the Insolvency and Companies Court delivered perhaps the biggest blow yet. The zoo's management company, Borth Wild Animal Kingdom Ltd was compulsorily wound up after owning HMRC over £100,000 as well as a further £22,000 to Ceredigion Council. Shortly afterwards, the zoo’s manager and assistant manager both quit their roles at the failing zoo.

This came after months of hard campaigning work and investigation by Freedom for Animals to finally bring an end to the suffering at this horror zoo.

Despite this, in May, the zoo's owners have tried to reopen the zoo on a very limited basis, under the management of a separate company. Whilst the zoo isn't currently fully open again, pre-booked 'experience' tours are being advertised.

A message on the zoo's website states: "Unfortunately, due to licensing issues, the animal park is not open to the public at this time."

We’ll continue to monitor the situation very closely and keep on the pressure to shut down this zoo once and for all.

Help us shut down Borth Zoo for good by contacting Ceredigion Council!

Tell Ceredigion Council: Close Borth Zoo