A Visit To The Faircloth Zoo

by Monica Celinski

Just a short drive from Southport, North Carolina you will find the Faircloth Zoo nestled awayThe Faircloth Zoo in the small town of Bolivia, North Carolina. Privately owned by Bill and Lillian Faircloth, the Faircloth Zoo does not receive any state or government funding. The business is registered as a non-profit animal reserve and rehabilitation center.

The zoo that you see today first began with traditional farm animals, but soon grew to include many exotic animals as well. Presently, the Tiger52 acre farm is home to over 115 different species of animals including tigers, lions, bears, camels, wallabies, donkeys, goats, ostriches, emus, peacocks, pigs, coatimundis, macaws, deer and many more.

The atmosphere at the zoo is laid back and you can get up close to the animalís cages, allowing you a better view of the animals thanCamel you would see at larger zoos. There are also several picnic tables overlooking a pond occupied by ducks and other animals.

The Faircloth Zoo is located on McKay Road off Highway 17 in Bolivia, North Carolina and is open year round, 7 days a week. The admission fee for adults is $6.00 and $4.00 for children. You can contact the owners at 910-353-6820 for more information.

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