The zoo is located just outside of the city in the most beautiful setting with the lake to one side and the city skyline in front. It had been snowing that day, so some of the animals were reluctant to make an appearance. Some exhibits were under construction as it was low season. There was a great variety of animals to view, and the bird house was a particular favourite as in one area, the birds were flying above you. Its a great way to spend a few hours from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it's free.