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Photo package at the San Antonio Zoo

Every time we go to the zoo someone at the from offers to take our picture.  They have a fancy camera and ask nicely,  but I usually say no thank you and we keep walking.  This time,  I decided to ask for more information.  Did you know that San Antonio Zoo offers a photo package that gets you digital copies of every photo from the day?  It’s called the giraffe package.  And I love it!!

I am a member of San Antonio zoo’s zootroop.  But I paid for this photo package 100% myself and it was worth every penny.

San Antonio Zoo lion statue near the entrance of the zoo. Photo taken by zoo staff. Part of their photo package.
Taken at the lion statue.

Sometimes there is someone standing out front near the Zoo sign before you come in.  We didn’t see that person this time,  but it would be included too if we had.

Walk a little further and you will get this pic.  If you find out you had your eyes closed,  like me,  they will retake it for you.  No extra charge to try again.

San Antonio Zoo near the entrance of the zoo. Photo taken by zoo staff. Part of their photo package.
Do overs are totally ok. Just ask. All the staff is so nice.

Of course you’re going to want to stop and see the baby hippo.  He was being so cute on this day,  for a little guy he sure has a big mouth.

Head up the ramp and past the Nile Crocodile and you will see a green screen set up.  This is a fun interactive photo op.  The kids will have a lot of fun with all the options.

Green screen hippo photo at San Antonio Zoo. Included in Photo Package
Green screen area.
Snake green screen for photo at San Antonio Zoo part of the photo package.
Little man did not totally get what was going on here. And it was almost nap time.
Green screen area hippo photo op San Antonio zoo photo package
Hippo pics.  I think little man is starting to figure it out.
Green screen area hippo photo op San Antonio zoo photo package
He’s not really sure what everyone is afraid of.
Green screen area hippo photo op San Antonio zoo photo package
He spotted the screen up above and is totally confused now.

I love how these pics turned out.  They actually only took the first three photos,  but we asked them to do that last pic when we saw the display photo on the desk.  This is where we bought our photo package.  It cost $45 plus tax.  It comes with a digital copy of every photo you take,  a cute frame,  and a 6×8 printout of your favorite pic.  If you decide you want to print more than one pic,  it’s only $5.00 extra.

The staff told us that pics at the giraffe feeding were included too,  so we headed that way next.

Check in here for the giraffe feeding here. Photos are included with the photo package at the San Antonio Zoo.
Check in here for the giraffe feeding.

For $7 they will give you 3 big lettuce leaves.  The whole family can head into the feeding area and get up close to the giraffes. The leaves can not be torn,  you will go up one at a time and the professionals will offer to take your photo.  Feeding times vary and are posted nearby.  These are our giraffe feeding photos.

Giraffe feeding photos. San Antonio Zoo photo package
Little man was pretty nervous. But he did it. First couple tries he dropped the lettuce.
Giraffe feeding photos. San Antonio Zoo photo package
The giraffes are so gentle and patient.
Giraffe feeding photos. San Antonio Zoo photo package
Professional giraffe feeder here. Done it before lots of times.
Giraffe feeding photos. San Antonio Zoo photo package
Last but not least. My little animal lover.

The hippo and zoo area gave me paper receipts with codes on them to download my photos.  The individual photographers gave me little cards that said San Antonio Zoo on them.  I recommend taking pics of each as you get them.

Receipt for digital photos from San Antonio Zoo photo package.
Take pics of all the cards and receipts they give you just in case.

If you lose them,  there is no way to get them back.  This is the second receipt.  The first one showed my total and how I paid.

So next time you’re at the zoo,  consider the photo package as a fun souvenir for the whole family.  If you know someone who has a zoo membership this would make a great gift.

Hope you enjoy your next trip to San Antonio Zoo!  Happy New Year!!

 

 

4 thoughts on “Photo package at the San Antonio Zoo

  1. What great memories of the zoo. I love visitin the zoo. Even when I travel because no zoo is ever the same. Ours does not have the perk and I can’t say I have been to any with this package but it is nice to have more pictures. Especially of a whole family.

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