My favorite part about the SA Zoo has to be the hippos. They are soooo incredible. I wish I had a better picture, but they are the most fascinating creatures. If you're in the area, make sure to go to the zoo in the afternoon so that you can catch the hippo feeding demonstration at 3pm. I really wish I had a picture to show their gigantic mouths popping out of the water, but just take my word! It's so awesome to see!
During the summer, beat the heat in the Nature Spot. There's an indoor area for little ones to play around and to make crafts, and then outside there's a beach and water area for kids to splash around in. During the summer, we made a few visits to the zoo and only went to this spot! They love it!
At the very back of the zoo, they even have a small petting zoo with huge pot-belly pigs and goats. But the best part about it is that the kids don't feed the animals, they're only allowed to brush them! It's sooo much better than feeding!
And don't forget to visit the rhino, bears, elephants, zebras, ant eaters, exotic birds, butterfly exhibit, aquarium, monkeys, and jungle cats! We love the SA ZOO!