In general visiting this zoo was a nice experience. There were positive and negative aspects of the visit. From the positive side I must comment that I was surprised by the variety of species and size of the zoo. I have only visited this place once, and it was in 1986, so my memories of it were vague. Beyond the most common zoo animals like lions, elephant and giraffe I was pleased to see many rare animals like the okapi and the gerenuk. My favorite area of the zoo was the Amazon and cloud forest exhibits. It was very well presented with a lot of different insects, reptiles and frogs. On the negative side the park needs a bit more maintenance. There are many things in disrepair like the entrance pavilion which is very worn out. The tables on the eating area in the oasis was very dirty with a lot a trash in the tables and in the floor and some birds around it. But in general, and for the price paid ($17) this visit was a good value and I recommend it for any spare day in you Miami visit.