No elephants, that was the only downside. Other than that this zoo is huge and has exhibits for the animals that are very generous in space, more zoos should create environments like this, with plenty of room to roam for the animals.
Plan on a lot of walking, and hills, though a great portion of the zoo has adequate shade so as to help offset heat in the summer months. Some unique animals like snow owl and white lions that you don't see very often and lots of the typical animals (giraffes, rhinos, monkeys etc)
PROS: This zoo is totally clean, well kept and nice people working. Exhibits are spacious and really done well. Pandas are rare and this is one of the few places in the western hemisphere you can see them. Different than the exhibits at the national zoo and san diego for sure, this one was more open to the elements, though they have a nice house to enjoy as well. We've been to 30+ zoos now around the world, and this one is definitely a keeper and I'd highly recommend it!
CONS: We went on a weekday and was disappointed that none of the concession/food stands or restaurants were open, even by the time we left which was about 1pm.
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