Whatever you do, don't bother going to the top of the zoo, its very steep, beacuse your child wants to go to the play are. Its rubbish. The rest of the park is quite amazing, considering its in the middle of a city, surrounded by skyscrapers.
This is a top 5 attraction for me in Hong Kong. First and foremost the zoo is a place to relax and get away from the fast pace of life in Hong Kong. I have allways felt at peace here being surrounded by junglesque conditions, beautifull flowers centred around the large fountain.
The monkeys, apes and birds etc are a bonus but are wonderful in themselves. All are kept in clean well sized compounds. The animals look happy and well fed.
Hong Kong Zoo is anot a typical zoo in the sense it has every species of animal but I would definitely recommend it before most zoos I have seen