Brought my grand daughter here for her birthday with family of 7, in ages of 3-47.
We arrived mid day. Parking lot was crowded.
Admission line was short. Admission price was comparable to bigger zoos, but fewer exhibits. Maybe not the best value.
Landscaping needed attention. Many trees and shrubs were overgrown and intruding on walkway. As others mentioned, weeds needs dealt with. As a livestock owner, I know animals will not eat them, so the vegetation is not necessary for forage.
Paths and pens were otherwise clean.
Most were sleeping during mid day heat. Tigers were not out. 2 other exhibits were temporarily closed.
Carnivorous birds had a carcass from meal within plain view to guests. Could be troubling to sensitive guests.
Lion exhibit was the favorite of our group because the lion roared.
Animals appeared well fed and maintained.
Expensive basic vendor food.
Better signs would be helpful. Encountered 2 dead end paths that were not on map, which made finding certain exhibits challenging and frustrating. Easy walk for guests with mobility issues. Plenty of resting benches throughout park.
Disappointed in lack of elephants, hippos, apes and bears.
Easy navigation with stroller. Only had to carry the stroller up one flight of stairs. There may have been a way around them with a ramp, but it wasn't on map. Wagons were available for rent for $5.
A couple of exhibits had strong odors. Not unexpected from animals, but other guests were commenting on it so worth mentioning.
Staff seemed knowledgable and were helpful.
Gift shop was over priced for my taste, but I did see many children with items purchased there.
I hadn't been here in over 10 years, and many improvements have been made since that time including expansion.
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