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Love the variety of animals. Very caring staff. A joy every time I visit. In the spring and summer they have alot of baby animals which is a delight. more »
I was surprised by all the animals they had because I don't see them at the zoo's I normally go to. This was a great zoo and I recommend it for anybody in the area. You get to be really close to the a... more »
The saddest zoo I've ever been to. Sick animals, small enclosures, green water dishes, and the list goes on. Monkeys attacking the cages and bears showing signs of stress. This place needs shut down i... more »
My son was bit by one of their animals. There was a bench for children to climb onto to see the prairie dogs. When climbing up it, he was bit. They didn't seem very apologetic and didn't even offer any sort of compensation. It most certainly gave me a special memory that I won't ever forget; unfortunately, it wasn't a pleasant one. Edit in response of zoo's facebook response ('We also have multiple signs around the zoo telling you not to put your fingers in cages. If you allow your child to run freely and do whatever he likes it is your own fault.'): And this is a prime example of the attitude of the zoo. My son was right next to me when it happened, not running around freely. The bench was an open invitation to peer into the cage. The cage was where he needed to put his hands to climb up. There wasn't a caution sign anywhere near this purposely placed viewing area. An employee admitted that the prairie dog shouldn't have been able to access the top of the cage. Don't try to chalk this up to negligence of my parenting skills. You should be ashamed of your response.
This zoo was depressing. The animal cages were too small and lacked any sort of natural habitat. Throughout the zoo they had signs that stated the cages were at USDA and DNR standards...if this is true, the standards are miserably low. The gift shop was dirty, dusty and filled with thrift shore items. A used you horse was priced at $22.00. The saddest thing was the giraffe...alone In a bare enclosure. He was following us, vomiting and drooling. Nothing but a rubber ball. Ducks in exhibits with no water to swim in...the list goes on and on. We were there during feeding time and I do have to say the food appeared fresh and plentiful. The cashier told us the lion died due to leukemia it "caught" from wild cats that run through the zoo at night. I really am doubtful about this. Not a zoo I would reccommend...
We took our kids to this zoo on a whim and had a wonderful time. Lots to see and do. We will definitely be going back again. The animals are well taken care of and it has a nice family feel. We will be recommending this zoo to our friends and family.
They have lots of animals to see and a nice petting zoo. I actually was really surprised how much animals they had. I was also surprised to see how active the animals were. I think the best part of this zoo is the petting zoo in my opinion. We got to pet goats, little pigs, baby lynxs, bunnies, and many more. Also they had a little building you could walk into where the birds were flying and you can feed them bird sticks. That was cute! Also the train ride is enjoyable! But...The monkeys like to make eye contact...and kept putting their hands out to us. One started screaming at us, not sure why but it startled me. The lady said maybe the female could smell that some of us girls were on our "monthly time". That was the only strange part to me. Also some cages could be improved a lot.
This place made me the happiest I've been in awhile. There's a wide variety of animals, and Jericho the giraffe made me laugh a lot. I also loved being able to pet the coati and lynx.
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