Before going to the Zoo, I read a few reviews and was not sure what to expect. Some reviews were very negative, then more recent ones were better. I have learned that the zoo changed ownership, so decided to give it a chance.
I live in Ottawa and this was a nice road trip of one hour to get to the Zoo. As you get closer to the zoo, you realize that the place is in a run down state.
The entrance fees are $17.50 per adult and $12.00 for Youth 6-12 and $8.00 kids 2-5.
The hours are 11am to 3pm and it is the perfect time to explore all the animals and see all the different feedings and information they provide.
As you come in, you get the schedule for the feeding and we followed it and stayed until closing hours.
As, I mention before the zoo looks run down, and I do believe needs some money put into renovations - spruce up the place and give new enclosures to the animals.
One thing, I have to say, is that the animals are very well treated and loved. One of the zookeepers, she was amazing and you can see how much she cares and loves the animals and how they take to her. I do not remember her name, but has been with the zoo for a few years and the way she talks to them, you know she loves them. She got in the cage with the baby monkey and that monkey was all over her.
It was nice to see that people care for the animals and that there still interest in the zoo.
This is not your big city zoo, however it is a nice place to visit with the kids and learn a few things about the animals.
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