Katie Holmes and Suri Have a Spanish Zoo All to Themselves

12/14/2009 at 01:20 PM EST

Katie Holmes and Suri Have a Spanish Zoo All to Themselves
Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri
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What do you when your 3-year-old daughter wants a pony?

If you're Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, you clear out a zoo and let her have the animals all to herself.

That's what happened Wednesday morning, when Holmes took their daughter Suri to the Guillena Mundo Park Zoo outside Seville in Spain, where Tom is filming scenes for Knight and Day with Cameron Diaz.

The zoo closed to the public and opened just for the family, who enjoyed watching Andalusian horses dancing, and got hands-on with the fuzzy residents – Suri especially liked the ponies and small animals.

"She loved stroking a newborn tiger cub, twin baby jaguar cubs and a baby donkey, so small it looks like a ball of fluff," zoo director Carlos Llandrés told reporters.

Cruise and Holmes, who have been seen out and about at tapas bars, flamenco parties and soccer games (a love introduced to them by pals David Beckham and Victoria Beckham), are expected to stay in Seville for another week before returning home for the holidays.

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