We were down in Panama City Beach two weekends ago and they have "Zoo World" there. I've been to some larger zoos, but this one is pretty small. Its a different experience for me. In most of the larger zoos I've been to the larger animals are kept behind a wall and the patrons can see over the wall but there is no cage. Patrons are usually kept farther away, too. I know some zoos use Plexi-glass too. This zoo uses tradition cages for many of its animals which does seem to give a closer connection to the animals, but photos usually have the cages in them. It was a fun experience. All OOC jpegs and taken with the E-PL2 and Olympus mFT 40-150mm lens.