Love this zoo! It was very hot when I visited (then again....it WAS July) but was pleasantly surprised to see that the zoo had lots of shaded areas (especially the walkways) and places to sit. They also have "chill areas" throughout the park to cool down. They have a wide variety of animals. Frankly, it is almost too much. We didn't get to see everything because I got tired of walking. You should make sure you have lots of time available to stroll through the park. I spent a great deal of time just watching the elephants play in the water. Very enjoyable day!