First, I of course had to find the jaguars and make sure the cub (read more here) was out, which it was. It was really frickin cute (duh!) and was very playful. I think one reason I love jaguars so much is that they always seems to be active at the zoos. Most cats sleep away the day and barely move, but the jaguars are always running around; I also eagerly await the day that one decides to actually swim. The cub was goofy, jumping on his momma, trying to get her to play. I could have watched him for hours but there were other things to see.
Cost: zoo entrance - $15 for adults, $11 for kids
parking - free
train ride (10 minutes) - $3
kayaking (30 minutes) - $6
paddle boating (30 minutes) - $15 for a 4 person boat
rhino encounters (20 minutes) - $15
bird feedings - $1
giraffe feedings - $2
*There are discounts if you buy certain combinations of the above
Time: It took us 3 hours to see all of the animals, go on the train ride, and
feed the giraffes, but probably at least 30 min of the time was spent
with the jaguar cub.