Hi, I've just registered this account, as I have been wondering for a while which zoo to visit in 2015 and would like some opinion/advice. I have previously been to Flamingo Land zoo and Knowsley safari park, more recently though, Blackpool Zoo and Chester Zoo. I want to visit a zoo reasonably close to Leeds, where I am based, and am willing to travel up to 2.5 hours in a car. I am currently looking at Yorkshire Wildlife park, South lakes safari zoo, re-visiting chester zoo for the opening of islands or perhaps twycross zoo. My preferences are zoos with activites e.g. train rides, playground areas and indoor exhibits. However, in terms of wildlife, I would love to see a wide range of big cats, and larger mammals. The hyena, leopard, pygmy/common hippo and any bear species are currently on my bucket list for 2015. Do you have any comments on any of the zoo's i've mentioned, opinions from own experiences or general advice? Also, I do take a lot of photographs for my instagram account, is there any particular zoo which is better for photography? Finally, I would like a zoo with large, well-built and modern enclosures, preferably not open fields with huge amounts of animals roaming. I would appreciate any feedback, thanks.