In early June I visited the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. In my childhood, I’d spent many days wandering around visiting animals in this same zoo. For 50 years, the Cincinnati Opera performed in a pavilion at the zoo. My parents were opera buffs and attended not only the performances, but also the dress rehearsals. My sisters and I roamed the zoo while they got their opera fix. Today’s zoo is nothing like the one I grew up with. America’s...

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