Beyoncé and Jay-Z may be one of the wealthiest couples in the world but for their little girl's second birthday they did what many parents do and brought her to the zoo - kinda.

The pair treated Blue Ivy to a special party for her birthday on January 7 before posting gorgeous pics on Tumblr.

They brought the birthday girl and family and friends to Miami Zoo, where they got up close and uncomfortable with a number of exotic animals.

They were the usual fun party tricks with face painting, balloons and a gorgeous looking three-tiered cake which had a pretty princess tiara on top.