We have an UPDATE to this story. The group failed to reach their goal of $1.5 million. They managed to raise as much as $825. And no, that’s not a typo. That’s eight hundred and twenty five dollars. Juuuuust a bit short.
We can’t say we’re surprised but we would have figured they’d at least break the $1,000 line.
Originally posted on March 4, 2013
A group of Christians are running a Kickstarter project to build a real ark to house REAL animals as zoo. Ironically, their goal is animal welfare.
HIDDEN ARK is proud to be the first thematic, online park that will have a real impact in our lives and the lives of the animals and plants inside. HIDDEN ARK is planned to become this ideal and exemplary life-changing project, where we can improve and contribute with the welfare of animals and vegetation.The ark will also be open to the public once its completed and people will be allowed to interact with the animals. They will have the option to donate animals to our cause and also adopt the offsprings of some animals. Our facilities will include restaurants, a petting zoo for children, a veterinarian for the animals, interactive tours and much more! HIDDEN ARK will become an ecological oasis and a tourist destination.
Problem — the Ark story was a STORY, not real. Another problem, I sincerely doubt that local officials will allow this to happen. Zoos require permits and keeping animals housed in such an illogical and inappropriate environment will likely not be allowed. Although, just trying will show how ridiculous this idea is.
Their goal is $1.5 million dollars. Their total so far? 12 backers at $193. I’m sure it will go up by the end on April 21 but still…
Tip: Reed Esau