Our zoo morning was picture perfect: The kids loved feeding the miniature goats and cows, petting the alpacas (one spit on Mr. P, and yes, it was hilarious). They laughed at the baboons and lemurs and had a blast in the splash pad. But as soon as we got close to the elephant and other large animals, Gillian lost her mind. And for a kid that generally shows no fear, her epic freak out when we tried to get close to the lions, camels and even the yaks was surprising. So while Isaac rode a camel, toured the wolf enclosures, watched the lions get fed, the tapir wallow and the elephant give itself a dust bath, I hung out with the miniature goats and my daughter. I’m sure we went through $10 of animal snacks because she wanted to make sure each and every baby goat was well fed (it was absolutely adorable). I admit that I was disappointed to not get to ride the camel or watch the lions having lunch, but seeing Gillian befriend every tiny farm animal was worth the price of admission ($57 for our family of four, in case you were wondering).