This is the worst zoo that I have ever been too. This is not a habitat zoo where the animals are equipped with surroundings similar to their habitat. The birds are kept in cages which is similar to keeping humans in boxes. The tortoises, who are migratory animals that swim hundreds of miles were kept in enclosed areas with not much water, the continent animals (Lions, tigers, etc. from Africa, Asia, etc. ) were kept in small areas where they could not roam unaware of their human spectators. The ASPCA and PETA have placed all zoos but in particular zoos such as this on their list of places to avoid mainly because its not catered towards keeping the animals in places similar to their native habitat. I have gone to many zoos and this is the first one where the animals literally looked sad. I had three other companions with me all who agreed wholeheartedly that this place is not good for any of the animals there. I would not patronize this zoo again, and asked the ASPCA if it would be shut down, but unfortunately Texas and federal law don't give much credence to the rights of animals. If you want to support zoos visit habitat zoos like the Fort Worth zoo which is about one hour away but 100 times better than Dallas.