• Dream

As a little boy Buddy was already obsessed with exotic animals, caring for pets that would give other kids creeps. When his father died on his 18th birthday, Buddy took it as a sign to walk his own path. He left his home in Indiana behind and took off to the woods of upper Michigan. After 15 years of sustaining a family with jobs as a truck driver and a slaughterhouse butcher, Buddy decided to fully embrace his passion for animals and started to build his Zoo: A place dedicated to fostering a better understanding and a closer connection between humans and animals, a place where visitors have the rare opportunity to interact directly with exotic and endangered animals.