Unlike most zoos I've visited in my life, here the animals look really comfortable and happy, and they seem quite content to be approached by visitors. Monsieur Baby particularly enjoyed catching up with the penguins (there is even a petting session that you can book with the little guys, for 3-year olds and up, guess that's on my list of birthday gifts for my little munchkin!)
He got uber excited looking at the meerkats and gorillas, but what excited him the most were the tigers, I think he took them to be big cats like Mr Fatpuss and Mr Sourpuss, our in-house lazy kitties who will let him get away with murder. Note to self: need to explain the differences between domestic cats and big cats before any tickets are booked to Africa.
The zoo is absolutely fantastic, you can enjoy wandering about, there is a merry-go-round and even a face painter, and the restaurant is very well stocked up for families with fussy eaters. An absolutely fabulous day out en famille if you're visiting London!
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