Its definitely not the zoo we went to as we were growing up. All the animals are gone....no apes....I don't even think the elephant or giraffe are there anymore. They have added some new pathways....along these paths are different sections with new "animals"....if you want to call a lizard or snake in a glass case an animal. Also there are mountain lions, reindeer, jaguars, coyotes (like,,,,we need a zoo to see these....we see them in the city now! :). The flamingos are still there though. There is also an area of eductional displays which the child can touch. I didnt find that the kids found them very "fun" though...... Still, all in all, if you have young children I am sure they will enjoy it very much. However, if you or your kids are expecting a big variety of animals........then head out to the Franklin Park Zoo....which is much, much, much better!