Because of another review on here that mentioned the book The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, I read the book before we came to the zoo. It's about how Jan and Antonia were able to save 300 Jews by hiding them in the zoo during WWII. It's a wonderful book, and a true story. You can see the house where they lived not far from the main entrance, inside the zoo. I'm pretty sure it was on the right side, near the birds.
The zoo itself is average. Some of the enclosures were nice and natural-looking, but some were still old wire cages. It isn't huge, so it won't take you all day, but not so small that you feel like you didn't get your money's worth. It can be horribly hot inside the buildings, but there is lots of shade outside, and lots of benches. The penguin feeding was quite entertaining.
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