We were told that the Budapest Zoo it is THE place to visit if you are with young children and although my 6 year old son enjoyed the visit I was a little disappointed with what I saw. On the + side: the ZOO is big and there are a lot of things to see. We especially liked the Japanese garden and the indoor exhibit in the MAGIC MOUNTAIN (Varázshegy). The playground is a nice break and my son loved it. There are also shows with the animals and we watched the one with the seals it was very good and all the children were wowed by the tricks the seals were doing. The people taking care for the animals seemed very nice and it was evident that they care and love them. On the - side: all the signs and animal information and are only in Hungarian, some of the animals looked sad and lethargic especially the polar bear and the gorillas. They were so sad just sitting or lying around and the big gorilla looked like his spirit was broken and you could see the sadness in his eyes. Overall - the Zoo is big with a lot of animals to see and being also a botanical garden there are beautiful gardens and plans as well with shows aimed at entertaining the children, but if you do not appreciate animals been locked up this is not a place for you.
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