Other guests find these restrooms useful as well. Family restrooms are useful for single parents or one parent with several children. Some groups, such as those with disabilities, might also need assistance in the restrooms. Many times the group leaders are of the opposite sex. Typical restroom facilities would make this situation difficult to supervise.
Some individuals or groups might have a variety of medical needs and require special equipment to enjoy their zoo visit. If you are visiting and have people with medical needs, it might be helpful to alert security of your visit. Many are trained emergency medical technicians (EMT) and can help in any type of medical situation. If you do not want to store the equipment in your vehicle, check with security about storing equipment in their first aid office.
Making a phone call and asking questions like the ones above should make visiting a zoo or aquarium more rewarding. A positive experience will allow you to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities these institutions offer. You can then become a part of the growing group that enjoys a day at the zoo.