I love it, too! It's better when you live in San Diego, I think, because you can buy the annual passes at a reasonable price and whe you feel like going, you go one day and see the elephants and giraffes. On another day you go see the monkeys and koalas. That's what I did with my kids when we lived there. It was so much better than trying to take in the whole zoo in one day, which is next to impossible because it so huge! It also gave us something to do when we had nothing else to do. This really makes me miss San Diego!