Kate nudges conductor Langley into entering a contest, while Courtney hears violins when she gets to know a juvenile offender (Danny Nucci). Lindsay Wagner, Melissa Clayton, Conchata Ferrell. Dr. Trevino: Jay Varela. Cruz: Carlos Gomez.
Rebecca debates packing her trunks for a job in New York; Jed (Tom Wopat) tries unorthodox methods to save an elderly elephant on her last legs. Susan Cooper: Stephanie Dunnam. Jacob Brofman: John Randolph. Kasey Lowell: Joey Jupiter. Robin: Kathryn Spitz. Rebecca: Lindsay Wagner.
Jed dreads attending his high-school reunion as "Rebecca's brother"; Courtney is mad at Sam for misplacing a special gift. Lindsay Wagner, Melissa Clayton. Rudy Ferrell: Norbert Weisser. Mrs. Lupton: Lynne Stewart. Frank Hammond: John Petlock.
Young Sam learns the facts of life, while Rebecca and Dr. Langley consider using the facts of life: she with an old friend, and he with a leopard-reproduction project. Lindsay Wagner. Frank Everett: Richard Cox. Nye Tyler: Gary Frank. Rachel: Alixx Schottland.
Dean and Ridge try to persuade an industrialist's son not to take back the land the zoo's bison have inhabited for years. Michael Manasseri, David Renan. Mrs. Claire Pennington: Rena Craig. Miss Ashley: Michelle Davison. Bud: Dierk Torsek.
Her family is rattled when Rebecca is bitten by a snake, and the zoo staff rushes to find the renegade reptile and identify the antivenin. Dr. Collins: Dorothy Fielding. Dr. Okawa: James Shigeta. Stuart: Chip Heller.