The first stop (as I remember) was the local zoo. It is large and clean and located in a lovely park, but it was downright disgusting to see how the local visitors acted around the animals: grown people shouting and banging on the glass or rattling the cage bars, even throwing twigs at the animals to get them to react. Whereas such behaviour is the exception rather than the rule in those zoos I have visited in Europe and the USA, it seemed to be the other way around here. I felt in full sympathy with the chimpanzee who adamantly turned his back on the viewers and refused to look at them. I did see groups of well-behaved school kids who were just looking at the animals and not behaving like idiots, and I hope they retain this respectful attitude towards the animals when they grow up. Rant over.
India is the last place I would have expected to come face to face with an African elephant, but there he was:
The bull elephant was receiving what sounded like a scolding from the keeper when I approached, but the man stopped shouting when he saw me and with an order made the elephant pose for a picture.