Crestview zoo

Tourism council backs funding for wildlife refuge

Tourism council backs funding for wildlife refuge

After balking at a request for nearly half a million dollars, the county’s Tourist Development Council did agree Jan. 3 to fund $117,000 for animal habitats at the new Holley location of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR). While ECWR has steadily been securing donations since December 2016, the timeline for completion of the new […]

Zoo sale brings wildlife refuge closer to relocation

Zoo sale brings wildlife refuge closer to relocation

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) finalized sale of the Crestview Zoo Sept. 21, bringing it one step closer to financing construction of a new rehabilitation facility in Navarre. ECWR board president Bill Anderson announced the refuge’s intention to move from Okaloosa Island to a site in Holley last year. Anderson and his wife donated […]

Wildlife refuge set to sell Crestview zoo

Wildlife refuge set to sell Crestview zoo

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has accepted an offer to sell the zoo it owns in Crestview to a man with television aspirations. An unnamed buyer has agreed to pay the full asking price of $350,000 for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park and its animals. The sale of the zoo will bring the refuge […]