Tiger Zoo is your typical zoo, but it focuses mainly on siberian tigers. Because of this, for every one attraction that is some animal, there are two more having something to do with tigers.
Of note, however, is that there is a 'tiger show' and a 'gator show' that are similar to circus shows of the same nature forcing animals to play and dance around for you. Unlike most other countries, however, the animals in these shows are clearly neglected. You can see them being prodded with iron bars, or worse, they have scars and burns from previous training (as was the case with a particular tiger in one of the tiger shows). If you can turn a blind eye toward this, the zoo is actually a pretty cool place.
You can take a picture with any animal - ANY animal - if you ask and/or offer enough bot (which when you calculate how much bot is worth compared to other currencies, is still very cheap). This isn't very publicized, but what IS publicized is that you can ride or get picked up by elephants, suckle a baby tiger cub, feed adult tigers, and bet on pig races.
The shows are somewhat entertaining, but the zoo itself has a very unique smell. I'm not sure if it's just the amount of feces or if they actually do not clean that often. What makes this zoo even more unique is that buddhist monks visit regularly. There's something about a zoo where you can see the monks in sari, bare feet, and bald heads come in in groups that make this experience all the more worth seeing.
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