Anna Ryder Richardson (Changing Rooms) and her husband Colin MacDougal have paid a million pounds for a zoo in Tenby, Wales. At present it's a neglected private zoo in the middle of an agricultural part of Wales. But Anna, Colin, and their pal and zoologist Jake Vassey have big plans for it. They want to turn it into the first green zoo in the UK, every animal will be endangered and even the toys they sell in the shop will be from ethical and sustainable sources. But, they also need to make money as they've sunk everything they have into the project.
However, it becomes apparent early on that this is not going to be easy. Having fallen out with Jake, Anna and Colin intend to go it alone. In the coming months before opening day, they need to learn how to feed animals, how to care for them and how to bring in the crowds. This series follows their progress from the moment they take possession of the zoo through to opening day later that spring. Will they manage to get in a Tiger and secure a White Rhino? And crucially, will they manage it without falling out, going bust or running back to Glasgow?... Read more.