The St. Louis Zoo is Fantastic. I've been going there since I was a little girl, and now I get to take my granddaughters there to enjoy the animals, too. There have been so many improvements over the past decades. Big Cat Country is a wonderful setting to see lions and tigers without the confines of a traditional cage. The elephants, rhinos and others (including the cheetah and hyenas) are visible along a beautiful walk among the wooded areas called Rivers Edge. New features include: A great penguin house, the butterfly house, the 1904 World's Fair Birdcage, a tank where you can pet stingrays and sharks, the children's zoo, a new facility for the apes, (fantastic) and the Newest -opening this year- is a huge redesigned living space for the sealions and seals. Make sure you visit if you are in St. Louis !
This painting is from a picture I took of my 3 girls (daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters) at the huge tank for hippos and large fish. Those hippos swimming, viewing them underwater, is sure a sight to see !!!