I had the misfortune to visit the Skyzoo in Taichung, today. A thoroughly depressing & worrying experience.
Deeply unhappy horses & ponies. One of which bit my daughter on the leg, unprovoked but I understand its pain .
A mad chinchilla in a small cage.
Tiny plastic pond for a couple of swans.
Chained parrots and macaws, one of them was engaged in trying to bite the links off.
A grass-less wasteland of hoof prints for alpacas etc., large enough - aye - but a complete dustbowl.
My father-in-law paid $1900 for 6 adults & 2 kids. It was money well wasted.
On the way out, my wife paid $20TWD to allow our daughter a 'ride' on an excavator. No helmets, no safety, nothing. I turned back and the operator was messing around with the front of the machine high in the air, on fairly unstable ground. I'm sure he knows what he's doing, until he doesn't.