i can only conclude two things from seeing these “petting mini zoos” along the highway in Bohol: 1. there is a great diversity in wildlife in Bohol, and 2. shouldn’t these things be regulated?
it is amusing to find these things and really fun even for adults to be able to be this near to animals like ostriches, pythons, and falcons and owls. but being a sort of farm boy, i wasn’t really that wow-ed by the animals. yes, i’ve never touched a real python or stood next to a bearcat but i don’t find myself wanting to have my picture taken with them. nevertheless, the other people in the tour with me wanted to. the more amusing part was actually how they approached the animals with apprehension but enjoyed themselves and, in my opinion, felt like little kids having their pictures taken!