Felt really bad for the animals being in cramped, dirty, unnatural cages. Perhaps I'm spoiled as a member of The Columbus Zoo which strives to build stimulating, "as close to nature as possible" environments for their animals but I was surprised to see dirty old Fischer price toys in the animal cages. Cages....not habitats.
A few exhibits seemed to be abandoned.
Animals were lethargic.
Paths were deteriorating.
Trash cans were overflowing.
Alligator & turtle glass viewing tanks were covered in algae.
Staff was unfriendly - gift shop clerks stood eating donuts while discussing relationship problems while I waited to rent a stroller. I eventually asked if they were open.
To rent a stroller, you have to leave your drivers license. When I returned the stroller, the clerk handed me the stack of IDs and told me to find mine. . ..
Just a very odd experience. Perhaps if you've never been to a bigger and better zoo, you would find this to be a fun place.
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