A zoo in Big Bear Lake is a zoological garden or a zoological park. It is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. The enclosures that these animals live in, attempt to replicate their natural habitats, for the benefit of the animals and the visitors. They may also have special buildings for nocturnal animals. Special climate conditions are created for animals. Special enclosures for birds, reptiles, insects, fish and other aquatic life forms are also developed. They may have walk-through exhibits for non-aggressive species. The different types of zoos that one may come across here are open-range, roadside, petting zoos and animal theme parks.