It seems that my favourite zoos world-wide are those neat and tidy zoos located in subtropics, like most Spanish, Italian, Portugese zoos, zoos in Greece (like Trikala zoo - not realy a zoo, or Attica) zoos in Israel (like Ramat-Gan), and of corse zoos in California, Arizona, Texas, or Argentina & South Africa, and last but not least, Australian zoos (and maybe New Zeland - but they have strange prehistoric-look like vegetation ). Subtropics, but not in the driest places like deserts, nor in the wettest almost tropical areas (Florida, Queensland), but some transition between them, like submediterranean terrain like in Madrid Spain or central to southern Italy, mostly between 30 to 42 degrees Northern or Southern latitude. I will mention Madrid zoo and aquarium like example. They can offer great facilities for keeping animals in outdoor enclosures durring most part of the year, and particularly for reptiles exposed to natural sunlights. They also leave very positive, greeny to yellow-greeny and brightly sunny impression. What do you think? Do you have some particular type of zoos that are your favourite (in respect to climate, vegetation, soil, not animals kept)?