These two zebras were entwining their necks, oblivious to their human spectators.

This was my son’s first trip to a zoo (and our first time at Edinburgh Zoo), and far better than my memories of zoos as a child. The animals had more land to roam in, and there was much more focus on endangered breeding programmes than 20 years ago.

My son’s favourite part of the zoo? The climbing nets in the children’s play area. I guess real animals don’t talk and make jokes like at the movies…