The L.A. Zoo is the place to have fun and hang with cuddly (and not so cuddly!) creatures. Not to be missed is the Rainforest exhibition that houses toucans, otters, piranhas and other animals from those distinct global regions. Plus, you can always hang with the infamous Reggie the Alligator, sit next to a visiting peacock, or ride a Praying Mantis on the Carousel. All photos by Michele McManmon.