Annual membership for locals is really worth the $! The animals are in animal friendly enclosures which means there are some animals you are less likely to see like the lions. If you head straight in at opening you might catch them... Its also quite hilly so plan a stroller or to carry the little ones by the end of your visit. Prices for souvenirs and food aren't outrageous but being locals we picnic it... Nice grassy areas for picnics can still be quite damp on foggy days so bring a blanket. It would be nice if they had picnic tables, but... In short, fun and nice for the animals, nice park setting for us locals and a nice zoo for out of town visitors as well.
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