The highlights for the girls were...
Sitting on a Coca Cola polar bear:
We never actually saw the real polar bears. This fiberglass one was way more fun. Here is Sophia with her friends Teagan and Tyce. I realized after they got off that there was a large sign under the bear that said "Do not climb on the bear". Not the first rule the Pattersons have unintentionally broken.
I don't think these were actually part of the zoo animal family, but were the only animals not behind a barrier which was fun for all (except the geese I guess):
I thought this picture of Ella holding Ceci's hand was so sweet:
Here is Ella trying to climb over the fence to pet the elephants: