It is a nice-sized zoo. The weather was beautiful, the exhibits well maintained. We each picked out our "must see" animals and the kids were each in charge of navigating the map and leading our little group to that animal.
My choice was first-- the Great Panda! We don't have many opportunities to see Giant Panda in the US, so this was a no-brainer. Unfortunately, we'd missed seeing "the Twins" (juvenile females- Mei Lun and Mei Huan) by just one day. They'd been shipped to a zoo in China the day before! Mama (Lun Lun) Panda has two new babies, so they were all off exhibit (but you can see them via panda cam here), so it was just Daddy (Yang Yang) Panda who was left. He was still a pretty awesome creature to observe!
For our last animal, Alex orienteered our way to the Red Panda. She was absolutely adorable. The kids were all a bit tired from all the walking, so after a quick snack we jumped back in our uber and headed back to the hotel for our daily rest.