This was my first visit to the collection and was a little confused to find the car park was basically in the middle of the zoo. This was a very pleasant surprise for me a great little collection in a beautiful setting the views from the zoo outwards are outstanding. On to the zoo itself now I found it a bit of hard work once we were away from the main zoo itself but did enjoy the walks through the wooded areas to find some of the exhibits great to see Red Squirrels actually running around and looking like they were really enjoying it too. Nice to see a collection with Red Legged Partridge as a species again very active with the Red Squirrels, also along the same path was the pair of White tailed sea eagles a very interesting bird to have in a non-birds of prey centre type collection. On to the aviaries now the waterfowl collection had a few species that had no signage around the exhibit to say they were in the area will list some of the species at the collection that is not in the zootierliste web site guide for the collection. The aviary close to the car park looked great for an old aviary design and was pleasantly filled with Amazon’s and Black crowned night herons (a pair were very visible but no signage again). The aviary next to the Brown bears was very active with both sub species of weaver showing well and again species with no signage for this time a pigeon/dove (in the Welsh Mountain Zoo Gallery) Walking with Lemurs was a little bit of a let-down as I thought it was going to be a walk through and not a viewing platform but did have great views of the Red Fronted Lemurs and of course the run of the mill Ring Tailed Lemurs. Now for the species I went to see the Brown Bears came out on my third visit to their exhibit this was only because they were being fed this was around 14.15pm they appeared to be very agile and really looked healthy and fit, next port of call was for the Margay again after more than one return I think around five times I returned and finally got to see the pair only for around five minutes but at least I saw them many on the trip didn’t see them. The Andean Condor looked beautiful with some great close up views sitting/lying right next to the fence and then a little later sitting/standing on the perch out in the open for some great photographs/dvd coverage. Along with the Condor was some of my favourite species of birds Ibis’s today we were sitting there watching Black Faced Ibis and Cattle Egret just before we moved off the Azara’s Agouti pair showed well walking around the enclosure until they came close to the Ibis were they met a little aggressive behaviour. Loved the Alligators in the small house both species were showing really well and then onto the Reptile house another great small collection with some very interesting species of Tortoise/Turtles would say the path through is slightly narrow but well worth a walk through. Just a quick word about some of the paths if you are a little unste0dy on your feet be very careful of the wooded area walk rounds as they can be a little hard work but other that I found this to be a great place to visit with some very interesting species around. Will be making this a regular once a year visit from now on will be uploading a species seen list a bit later and also indicating which species had no signage visible. Could you please visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo Gallery and help ID a few species I couldn't get info on many thanks for reading my little ditty.