First of all, we wanted to visit this zoo because we read there was a polar bear - and my husband has always dreamed of seeing one. We arrived to an empty enclosure, and couldn't find any information and ended up asking a shop assistant what happened and learned that the polar bear passed away in January - we couldn't find ANY information about this online, so please be aware of this.
When it comes to the smaller animals, this is a great zoo. Larger animals however seemed somewhat lacking in proper care and attention to their environment.. the lions for example were crammed into quite a barren enclosure which seemed at odds with preservation of the animal's natural habitat. Maybe I've just been spoilt having grown up near Colchester Zoo where the care and welfare of animals is nothing short of stellar.
Worth a visit if you're a fan of zoos in general, though the cramped conditions for larger animals may leave some feeling uneasy.