The first animals we saw were the elephants, though from quite a distance. Our toddlers were already shouting 'elephant' in their not so clear toddler language. There were just these two elephants, but they didnt seem like tied up with chains or so, and could move around freely even till this grassy patch, close to where we were standing.
I remember going on elephant rides in the zoo, when we were kids. But I didnt see anything like that now.