I picked this up because as mentioned it is a great family-themed game with quality components. I was surprised that it does have quite a bit of strategy underlying it. Like Coloretto there are some tough choices to make and I enjoy games like that. And there are cute, cuddly animals so what's not to love?
Hopefully the award-winning Zooloretto comes back into print. Even if the theme feels a little pasted on at times, it's a family-appealing theme (building a zoo) for a set-collection game. It's better with some of the expansions (The Polar Bear set, The Gorilla set) but still very adequate on its own. We picked it up after visiting the amazing San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and it made our kids enjoy Zooloretto even more.