The zoo is located on an island a few kilometres from the city centre. Travel by zoo bus is easy and cheap, easily identified by the enormous animal pictures on the sides. Don't panic when the road signs point in a different direction the bus loops before driving down the forest track to the zoo entrance,
There are great views of the city from the bridge which leads from the shop/cafeteria/pay booth over to the island.
The zoo is well laid out and the animals appear well cared for. We chose to go on a hot day (very) and, in true feline tradition, a few of the cats were invisible, others were lumps of fur in hard to view places whilst others were active. Those who visit zoos regularly get used to timing visits to "unhelpful" species. Other species are almost hyperactive.
Two features which impressed me for historic reasons were the retention of the old polar bear pit (close to the ferry terminal) and the bear cage (on the hill near the zoo offices), now both unused for anything other than education.
Viewing windows were, in the main, smeary and difficult to photography through (or see).
I would like to go back at some point (on a sunny but cooler day !!)
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