Wraxall zoo owner turns 80

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 April 2018

Anthony and Christina Bush opened Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in 1999.

Anthony and Christina Bush opened Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in 1999.

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The owner of a Wraxall zoo has celebrated his 80th birthday.

Anthony Bush and his wife, Christina, opened Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, in Clevedon Road, in 1999 initially as a petting zoo.

Since then, the zoo has become the largest in the South West, attracting more than 200,000 visitors per year.

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To mark the occasion, the zoo hosted a life begins at 80 event, which allowed visitors 80 years of age and above to enter the site for free.

Anthony said: “The past 20 years have been a fascinating journey trying to bring innovation to the zoo world, to encourage curiosity in our young visitors and provide fun and education for so many.

“A highly talented, committed staff and supportive wife and family make it comparatively easy being a boss at 80, provided God gives good health and the right weather to survive.

“Every day is a new challenge and there is no time to grow old.”

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