I love this place through and through. Every time we go, no matter how crazy busy it gets during their events (its quite slow and peaceful at other times for any special needs kids, very relaxing every time we've gone except for the holiday events which can be busy but you get to do fun activities around holidays, and theyre basically open year round, even December! Love how the employees always seem to find time to tell us about the animals, and theyre so great with kids, theres color coding so you know which animals are allowed to eat what for self feeding. Very cool place, every animal has a name and a story, theyre ALL rescues. You wont believe where the alligator came from! Great place, love love love it. Gotta expose your kids to animals young, otherwise they'll be scared or unsure of them! This place will teach everyone in the family something. Cant praise the mom&pop zoo enough. Great cause. They will also take any donations of materials, food, etc for the animals.