I haven't been to the zoo in probably nine years!!! LOL My cousin has a family pass so she and I went and took her neighbor's 3 year old and we had a ball! We saw all sorts of things although one of my favorites had to have been the hyena's. Yes they are kind of weird looking and smell but these two were hysterical. When we walked up to the viewing area for their enclosure, the female was asleep and the male was pacing. We soon found out that the pacing was from frustration. All that female wanted to do was sleep but did her husband let her? 'Course not. He'd pace, circle out around trying to sneak up on her from behind and then try to....um.....get affectionate. She'd turn around and snap at him and then go back to sleep while he retreated and rethought his plan. We stood there for I don't know how long just watching his technique and commenting. LOL After a bit she got that look on her face that seems to be common to females of any species whose mate is getting on her nerves, got up and walked around a bit. He of course, followed. What really had us laughing though (and there was a small crowd of spectators by this point) was that TWICE during this time, he got in their water hole in what appeared to be an attempt at cleaning up. And it just made me giggle more because from the moment I saw them (even before I was aware of the "mood" in the air) all I could hear in my head was Whoopie Goldberg saying "Mufassa!". We wound up leaving before the male had accomplished anything so I'm not sure if he still has a face or if she bit it off! LOL We also hit the petting area where you can feed or brush the goats. I'm really surprised I got in the door at home without the dogs freaking out. I had a brush and was swarmed by about 6 goats. One in particular followed me wherever I went and would gently headbutt my leg and occasionally put one hoof on my foot. I'm not sure if he was trying to keep me from leaving or what but my leg seemed to be an ideal scratching post for his head. Unfortunately I forgot my camera but I did get some decent pictures with my phone. http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj161/mstang67chic/Zoo%202009/ I'm going to have to make a point of going more often. There have been some changes since I was there last and it was a lot of fun. Oh....one of the pictures is of a flower. Both my cousin and I thought it was neat but neither one of us has any idea what it is. Do any of you know?