My daughter recived this for Christmas 2006 when she was aged 10 months, just under the recommended age range of 1-5 years.
As she is developing she is starting to chew the animals less (although they appear to be very chewable, and from a parent's viewpoint safe and durable!) and at almost a year old is starting to investigate the animal enclosure, which has a pad in each section that when pressed makes a noise relating to the animal that lives in that part of the enclosure.
There are a number of animals included in the set as well as a couple of human zoo keepers and even a tourist. There is also a seperate chickens' enclosure, a feeding station and a car for the zoo keepers to travel around in. All the items are very colourful and made of durable plastic that has so far survived the latest round of teething and bashing on the floor.
My partner and I also liked the fact that this is part of a bigger range of "Little People" sets. We also like the longevity of the ABC Zoo itself as our daughter can integrate different things into her play over time and it can grow with her.
I've given the ABC Zoo 4 stars rather than 5 as strictly speaking it's not an original idea that makes it stand out, although it is well executed. We would definitely buy other toy sets from the same range again.
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