The Greensboro Natural Science Center has a great little Zoo area with a variety of beasts from Tigers to river otters to ant eaters, tigers and Meerkats. The kids love going down and messing with the animals. The homes near the zoo area are only about 1/2 a block from the tiger enclosure. thankfully the fences are 30 feet high and the tigers are lazy. Any time I go to the zoo they're always sleeping. They probably have an iPod hidden in the tall grass and are spending all their time playing video games like all children today!