Just kidding. Hampi doesn’t have a zoo (and if it did, I wouldn’t go to it). But it does have tons of street animals. You literally cannot go down ANY street here without coming across the following types of creatures:
- Cows & calfs
- Goats & kids
- Dogs & puppies
- Cats & kittens
And there is also one elephant, Lakshmi, the temple elephant, who takes a bath in the river every morning around 8:30 and gives out hugs for 10 rupees. Sadly, she had been broken with a bull hook just like every “trained” elephant. And since I would never support the mistreatment of an animal, I did not pay for a hug.