I asked for a zoo pass for my birthday and took the girls today to try it out. We went early this morning, before the wind or rain. It was beautiful out and we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves. The lions were amazing today! The big male lion was roaring (a really spooky sound!) and lounging on the tallest rock, preening and inviting people to admire him. The teenage lions were hanging out right by a window so we could really see them. Rachel was afraid of the elephants, rhinos, and lions - they are awfully big! She liked the giraffes a lot, though. However, what she really loved were the birds - Asiatic geese, cranes, little birds in the rain forest exhibit, and the many, many mallard ducks and Canada geese that inhabit the zoo. She wanted to go see every goose she saw! Bird Girl was pretty funny!