My partner and I picked up a flyer for this park from one of the Disney hotels as we hadn't heard of it before. We normally avoid zoos because we don't like to support animals in captivity but after reading reviews everyone said that the cats have very large enclosures and supports conservation, and this was the case when we visited. I'm also a big cat lover so felt I couldn't miss out!
The first cats you see are the big ones; lions, cheetahs, tigers, etc and they all have huge enclosures. Despite this it's not too difficult to spot them, often they were sleeping right by the fences or perched in their little houses. I think there was only one cat we couldn't see (the bobcat), some just took a little more searching than others. I'd much rather it was like this however as it's a more natural environment for them and it's fun trying to spot them. The sand cat enclosure was great, you walk into the centre and see them all around you. They were really animated and there were kittens there too!
We weren't expecting much from the petting zoo but the baby goats were great. They seemed to really enjoy the interaction and they were so cute!
We walked round the whole park in half a day because we were pushed for time, meaning that we didn't visit lemur island or go on the train around the park, but these both looked great. You could easily spend a full day there.
There were however a few animals pacing; one of the tigers was back and forth as was the Siberian Leopard Cat and I felt that some of the smaller cats (Oncillas, Margays, etc) could have done with larger enclosures. Saying this however it seemed that 95% of the cats were contented and I suppose you get pacing behaviour in any kind of captivity. Generally the only other time they seemed agitated is if the males could see the females in their separate enclosures and wanted to get nearer them.
I'd definitely recommend this place as the price was very reasonable and it's a great day out if you're near Disneyland.
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