Photos: Zoo imaginings

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Tiffany Strong takes iPhone photos of a Malayan Tiger as Abby Schwartz, center, and 4-year-old Ava Norris also take a peek at the animal during Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre --A crowd of people line up at the entrance of Baton Rouge Zoo in anticipation of the opening of Zippity Zoo Fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- (L-R) Eric Sam and his son Jayden,age 5, view the Koi fish pond along with Scott Byrd, his wife Pam and their 2 yr.old daughter Callie during Zippity Zoo Fest at Baton Rouge Zoo.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Liam Struzik hits a golf ball on Saturday during Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- 5 yr. old Nia Cormier has her face painted by Noelle Delhomme on Saturday at Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo Fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Logan Gunter, age 6, and his sister Savannah, age 8, ride scotters on the BMX course during Zippity Zoo Fest at the Baton Rouge Zoo on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Two Nubian Ibexes relax on a makeshift mountain at the Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo Fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A crowd enters the Baton Rouge zoo for Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Trenton Terranove, age 4, punches an inflatable animal during Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- 8 yr. old Chloe Martin has her face painted by Ryan Oleary on Saturday during Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Gracie Jarreau,left, and Charlie Herrington, both age 10, view the Malayan Tiger exhibit at Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Crowds view the animals on Saturday during Zippity Zoo Fest at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Corey Causin holds his 2 yr. old son Gavin as they slid down an inflatable during Baton Rouge Zoo's Zippity Zoo fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- USS Kidd representative Tim NesSmith, right, shows a replica artillery shell to Crystal Kirby and Landon Merritt as Christina Babb, far left, observes on Saturday during Zippity Zoo Fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A group enters the Birds of Asia exhibit on Saturday during Zippity Zoo Fest.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Train Engineer Scott Sharky drives the Zoo's train on a tour of the grounds during Zippity Zoo fest on Saturday.