Another big difference: in America, one is constantly surrounded by signs that say, "Do Not Feed The Animals;" over here, feeding the animals is encouraged. It's a profit center, they'll sell you the food. This place had lots of animals, monkeys, some tigers, a few hippo's. There was no feeding the tigers, but the rest were fair game. The monkeys would practically talk to you, holding out their hands and making like gimme-gimme.
This hippo pic has no telephoto, and I was standing back owing to my natural caution. Had I been so disposed, I could have touched one of the tusks. "Feeding the hippo's" indeed.
Somehow they drew the line at feeding the tigers, though. A sign over there said, "The tigers love small children, but unfortunately small children give them indigestion, so don't let your children get too close."