Admittedly, having been in Africa, I was expecting larger, more open spaces. This is basically a zoo. Some of the animals are in really small enclosures with netting to keep them in even though they are supposedly indigenous species for the most part.
Its good for kids to learn about animals, an interesting I suppose if you cannot get out and see them in their natural habitats, but somehow I find it a shame to see animals in small enclosures, and birds with their wings clipped.
Staff are courteous, and the underwater views of the fish in the bay are worth seeing.
To be able to say that this has "conservation" at heart as opposed to just blatant exploitation of animals in a "zoo", I would like to see more preentations about the environmental impact that continuous construction and building work in the area is having on King's Bay and its surrounds including the manatees, to alert Floridians - especially locals - about the increasing damage being done to this area. This park does not substantially address any of these issues.
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