Here’s some advice. If you plan on visiting Washington Park and Zoo, make sure you pick a day when the weather isn’t sweltering. We made the mistake of trying it on a day when the weather was not kind and as a result, we didn’t get the full impact of the place.
I mean, it was so hot that the only animals that were moving around were the dopey people like yours truly. This leopard had the right idea of what to do with a day like this.
If you happen to end up there on such a day, I recommend jumping on the train and taking a ride down to the Rose Test Garden. The train winds through a shady forest.