Chloe and I went to the zoo twice this past week. Now that we have an annual pass and can pop in anytime, I usually just take her to the animals that she can see the best. We like the Northwest exhibit (where I can push the stroller right up to the glass fish wall), the petting barn, the elephants, sea lions, polar bears, and the lorikeets.
The lorikeets are particularly fascinating for Chloe, not only because they are brightly colored, but also because there is no barrier between you and them. An added bonus is the option to purchase a tiny cup of “nectar” and they will land on you. The first time I tried this, years ago, I got bird poop on the brand new jacket I was wearing. I haven’t seen that happen since, so maybe it was just me.