The clue about this zoo is in the title. It's on a mountain, and my goodness, your legs know about it! It was a beautiful day when we went, with plenty of wind, so we didn't get too overheated on all the hilly bits (which was most of the zoo). We had a marvellous day, and the only animals we missed seeing were the polecat and the margay. One of the keepers told us he had worked at the zoo for 4 years, and had only seen the margay once, mainly due to its being nocturnal. There were so many interesting things to see, and it's obvious that the zoo owners are trying very hard, but they have a long way to go. Some of the enclosures are new (built from donated money), which is lovely, but others are old, sad and depressing, especially those of the brown bears and the chimpanzees. Don't be put off going, though, because there are plenty of things to smile about, like the grey squirrels squeezing through the tiniest gaps in the fencing and pinching the food from under the occupants' nose. It's not funny, really, for various reasons, yet ... My one complaint about our day out was the visit to the Safari cafe. When we went in, three members of staff were huddled in a corner behind the counter. One young lady, with beautiful blue hair, was sitting cross-legged on top of the freezer, engrossed in her mobile phone, and her colleague was leaning on it - the freezer, not the phone. The third staff member stirred herself to serve us, and I use the word "serve" very loosely. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our day, took lots of photos, and got pretty close to the animals we had come to see, and who can ask for more than that?
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