Myself, wife and 7yr old had a wonderful day at the zoo,one of the best we have visited.We arrived by Metro and walked down the hill from the Cleveland park stop.The Animal houses open at 10am,but we walked in at 9am and saw Giant Pandas,Fishing Cats,Elephants and many other animals all out in their enclosures before the crowds arrived.
The park had a lot of tree cover for shade which was usefull on a red hot day.Another great help was the frequent misting stations situated around the park they really helped cool you down.
The gift center stores also had a great range of merchandise in them.
As for the much talked about hill that the zoo is situated on we found it to be more of a gentle slope.A five star day out to a five star zoo.
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