A promise fulfilled - we took the family to the zoo! Sam hasn't been since he was newborn. We went ahead and renewed our membership. With the early bird discount (before May) our pass was $69 instead of $80. Considering the cost for a single visit for us is 17+17+12+free = $46, it just makes sense.
We love the Denver zoo! Animals everywhere you look, friendly staff, and good kid stuff. Saturday was extra special because Mike's Camera was sponsoring a free trial. They had tons of fancy, high-end cameras that you could use for the day and take home all the photos you take. We decided our hands would be full with the kiddos and passed on the opportunity. But everywhere you looked there were monopods and humongous lenses. It made it easy to see where the active animals were - like paparazzi!
Lions and rams are the traditional start to the zoo.
A playful bear, this was Jack's impression.
Once the snacks came out they stole Sam's attention.
Removing children from aggressive peacock reach.
Feeding time gave us an amazing view of the polar bear.
Finish up with big cats on the way out of the zoo.
There's more pictures on my flickr photostream if you want to see them all. I also captured Sam's motto for the day: