skinzfan23 wrote:I understand your criticisms, but apparently you forgot that the zoo has some of the most amazing indoor exhibits of any zoo in the world. Jungle, desert and aquarium. Not to mention that the giraffe and elephants now both have new buildings that allow them to be on display during the winter months.
I have visited the zoo many times in the winter and agree that it is nice to see outdoor activity, but I can honestly say that we are probably in the minority. Most people don't venture outside the buildings in the winter and I don't blame them in the heart of January and February.
I think the zoo additions have all been amazing and added to the overall family atmosphere that the zoo is trying to achieve.
None of those new changes I noted are indoor exhibits. And none of them were my gripes. The giraffes used to also have their own indoor building anyways.
The giant water section is my gripe. IT CAN'T BE USED IN WINTER. Neither can the new outdoor amphitheater. I went to the zoo on Wednesday, and it was already either off for the season, or closed during weekdays because they need someone to watch it. It was 90 degrees outside. What is the point of having something that is only open 4-5 months a year?
Also, the reason why no one is out in the winter, is because there is nothing to see for the most part.
It isn't like any of the animals I listed wouldn't work in summer too. Otters/wolverines/stouts/foxes/etc. It makes a lot more sense than something that can be used, for once again. 4-5 months a year. What is the purpose of the zoo? To have a water feature, or to feature animals?