Since we are members of the Houston Zoo we can go at any time and there is not additional admission charge. The benefit to that is that we can just go for a morning and not feel guilty about leaving after an hour or so. While today's temperatures were a little cooler (low 90s) and there was a nice breeze blowing, I can't take more than a few hours in the heat walking around now that I'm quickly approaching 7 months pregnant.
Sebastian loves the giraffes though and we spent quite a bit of time watching them. One of the babies was let out in the large lot for the first time this morning so we watched as she ran around and around enjoying all the space. Sebastian was fascinated by her quick movements.
Sebastian also seems to like lions and practices roaring at home now. The second picture of him was taken when he was watching one of the real lions in her den. She was pretty close to us (although behind plexiglass) but we could very clearly see her.