After living in Africa right by a game park, the zoo experience is usually just "Eh" for me, but I have to admit seeing this cheetah was pretty cool. I've only seen cheetah a handful of times in S. Africa. They're hard to spot!
It seemed we couldn't make it fast enough to the giraffe. They wanted to pet them so badly! Since I refused to pay $5 for three pieces of lettuce, it took a bit of coaxing to get them to come over to us.
Feeding the goats was more in our price range (only 50 cents), and I think the girls loved it!
Nothing compares with a true African safari, but I have to admit the "safari" through the Dallas Zoo made for some happy 1st graders and a fun day indeed!