The San Diego Zoo lives up to even high expectations.
The zoo is home to many exotic and endangered animals--the most famous being the pandas. Going at non-peak time was clutch, and having our student ID's entitled us to $10 off per ticket, which was also pretty sweet.
Here's a quick summary:
Pandas are smaller than you expect
Flamingos are smellier
Galapagos tortoises walk like robots
Peacocks roam free, but prefer the area outside the women's restroom
Gorillas look thoughtful, yet sadTigers are lazy in the afternoon
Koalas are even cuter up close
People are one of the most interesting exhibits