Young couple appeal to the community to help bring a zoo to Fife.

Briony Taylor and Michael Knight bought a former animal park in Fife and they aim to turn it into the best little zoo in Scotland.

The pair, with the help of their friends and family, have so far built a African themed cafe – Africafe – and jungle themed soft play centre – Sloth Play – on the site. The income raised from the two sites is being redevelop the site so far and also it supports a small team of zoo staff.

Fife Zoo will focus on fun, play and learning with children and adults being inspired to protect threatened habitats on their doorsteps, as well as around the globe. Their conservation and wildlife message is top priority and will be achieved by delivering excellent animal care and education standards.

We recently interviewed Briony for the Walk Fife Podcast. You can listen to the interview below.


The challenge…

The team need to raise £100,000 to allow them to move the project on the next phase of development where they begin to create bespoke homes for animals and recruit and train staff before opening the zoo to visitors. We recently interviewed Briony for the Walk Fife Podcast. You can listen to the interview below.


The zoo team have turned to the people of Fife to help them raise the money through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a way of gaining funding by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money.

The team have set up a campaign through Crowdfunder and, in return for supporting them, they are offering an array of zoo themed rewards. Donation can be also made through the portal.

Find out more

If you would like to help Fife Zoo move on to the next phase of development you can do so by visiting 

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  • Laura Boxley

    What a brilliant idea!

    My children love animals and to have a zoo on our doorstep would be perfect. I hope that the campaign raises enough money.

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