How to Become a Backyard Zookeeper

Many people at some point in their lives want to own a wild animal. Others go as far as purchasing wild animals for their own backyard zoos. If you choose to start a backyard zoo, there are important factors to consider, first being the price. Just purchasing a giraffe alone can cost $60,000. Even something as small as a monkey can cost six grand. Be careful though, it would be horrible to buy these animals and find out they’re illegal in your state.

Several states make owning wild animals illegal, because they realize the true cost. Not only can humans be harmed, but there’s a greater likelihood that the animals will be harmed. It may be easy in several states to own wild animals, but it puts the animal in a dangerous situation it would’ve never been in otherwise. Wild animals were meant to be wild.

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