A lot can be said about Tyler's Caldwell Zoo. What is most often said is that it's a great "smaller zoo." Which means you can see it all in a couple of hours. So if you are chasing around a couple of young kids (like I was) then it's perfect.
Like most zoos there are a ton of educational opportunities. Snakes and rhinos and tigers and many others are on display but I learned something about a more common type of animal and their predilection for a particular kitchen utensil. What's up with goats and spoons?
So as it turns out there were several spoons along the fence of the petting zoo and they must have gotten tons of questions about them and their relationship to the goats. So many questions, in fact, that they put up a preemptive sign explaining the phenomena:
So goats and spoons, huh? Who knew? Also worth noting, but not particularly relevant, is the awesome hand washing station right outside the petting zoo. I can't imagine a more worthy entry into the East Texas Hand Washing Station Hall of Fame: