The reason for all the basic animals at the zoo is a good one.
Some time ago they used to have great things like giraffes but animal rights got very upset and now, by law, you are only allowed to have animals in Iceland that could live in Iceland naturally.
That means no turtles for pets too.
Instead at the zoo you see a lot of sea life and farm animals.
I guess the reindeer a a little exotic.
The kids love the place anyways, it was a fun afternoon.