This place specializes in your more colorful animals, from meerkats and porcupines to cheetahs and warthogs. (Some colorless ones, too, like the albino alligator.) There are also lions, zebra, and giraffes. You can get really close to some of these and even feed a few; there are also informative animal shows, including parrot feedings, throughout the day. The aquarium isn’t as big as the new OdySea, but there are sharks, stingrays, piranhas, and that albino alligator. Take I-10 west to Ariz. 303 (exit 124) and drive north 6 miles to Northern Ave. eastbound; or take Ariz. 101 west to Northern Ave. (exit 101) and continue west for 8 miles.