It's a great zoo because all of the animals are in very natural environments. Well, it's great for the animals, but not always great for the humans who may or may not get to see an animal that day. Because the habitats are so large and so spread out, animals can really distance themselves from the viewing areas. We got lucky with the elephants, however. They were right up close.
This giraffe is supposedly one of the oldest female giraffes in the world.
Great picture of Shawn, right? HA!
At the zoo playground
She was determined to climb this rock and was very proud of her accomplishment. (don't tell, but she just walked around to the back side and climbed up about a foot.)