Sure, it was fun for the kids to see a REAL elephant, giraffe and rhinoceros....But HONESTLY our video of PLANET EARTH does a MUCH better job at showing us these animals in their NATURAL habitat, and afterwards our feet don't hurt.
The BEST PART for the kids? The MOST MEMORABLE?? The ice cream and water splash park at the end. Seriously. I think it was MY FAVORITE as well.
This is my suggestion for ALL ZOOS.
Have GIANT PAVILIONS, all in one area. Kind of like a large museum. THEN....Trolley rides that take an hour or two, go really slow and allow you to get an up close and personal (and safe) view of all the animals roaming the grass and such.
MUCH better for the animals so they have more space to roam, and MUCH better for us adults who have to cart cranky children around who can't see the animals anyway because they are either sleeping, or happen to be just over the hill out of sight.
Oh..... and that Trolley ride should be INCLUDED in the price of admission.
But that is just me.
I actually think for my girls, they would LOVE a BOTANICAL garden. Hmmmm Montreal has one no? That would be better for them.
As for Peyton, he got REALLY excited about the Digger near the construction area of the Polar Bear exhibit. Go figure.
Oh....and the Canadian forest exhibit made me laugh...it was as though we were in our own backyard!!!!
Here are the only Pictures I took of our little adventure.