Zoo for sale in Texas comes with rhinos, giraffes, zebras

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ALVIN, Texas – A zoo in Texas is for sale and it comes with 500 exotic animals.

The property, originally listed for $7 million, is now listed for $6 million.

The zoo is in Alvin, which is south of Houston toward Galveston.

For $6 million you can get 80 wooded acres; a 10,800 square-foot barndominium, which includes an apartment; 500 exotic animals and birds; jeeps; trucks; 7 trams; 16 barns; 10 ponds; a lake; 3,500 feet of waterfront on Dickinson Bayou; and a covered seating area that accommodates up to 400 people.

Some of exotic animals living at the zoo include zebras, ostriches, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs, a white rhino and more.

The cost of feeding the animals is about $6,000 per month but the zoo turns a big profit.

For the entrepreneurial-minded people, know this: The zoo rakes in about $1 million in annual sales and runs at a more than 30 percent profit margin, according to listing agent Carolyn Spencer.

The owner is selling the zoo so he can retire.

For more information and listing details, click here.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.