Visited the zoo today for the first time in years. I was rather impressed with the new additions, as the snow monkey exhibit is excellent and the Polar bear exhibit is above average. I am also excited to see the redevelopment of the lion house ongoing, as it was sad to see animals in those conditions during my last visit. Sadly the puerto rican parrots are temporarily off display today It was snowing out, but surprisingly both species of zebra were on display. Got a few lifers such as the Kagu which was rather active in the bird house. A baby black and white colobus was born last week and is on display in the monkey house. Their was a lot of noise in the lion house that sounded like demolition. Posters were teasing the redevelopment of the building with a large habitat viewed through glass on the North side of the building for the lions. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the interior and south side. Lastly one thing that struck me about the zoo is wasted potential in regards to the collection. The zoo has a great primate collection for its size, but besides that has relatively few species for the site. Even when there are animals, they feel like placeholders (alpaca, bactrian camel (2 exhibits), peccary). The reptile collection on the website is 28 species, and in person its not much more than that. The mammal collection is rather small as well, except for primates. The bird collection is about 65 species. I hope the zoo focuses more on growing its collection, rather than simply housing megafauna as has been the recent trend.