We stayed at a friend's house in London over the weekend for a little holiday and spent a day at London Zoo. It was the children's top choice and a zoo never fails to please. Personally, I'm still of two minds about zoos. I don't like seeing the animals in captivity - particularly the large animals like the gorillas and tigers. But I do think the zoos do a great service in educating the public and raising awareness about conservation. So, as long as the facilities for the inmates are top notch, I think they're ok.
The kids had a great time entertaining several pygmy marmosets that were intrigued by a couple of toys the children were carrying. And R* was happy to see where they filmed a scene from the first Harry Potter movie.