Unfortunately, the poor conditions at Pata Zoo aren't unique within the industry. While many zoos keep animals in unsuitable environments, some attractions have even been accused of drugging animals to make them passive around tourists, or whipping animals if they disobey.
Correia and Kuchirka have started a petition urging Thailand officials to shut down the zoo and place the animals in a sanctuary.
"Every animal at Pata Zoo lives in terrible conditions," Correia said. "From the cobra snakes indoors, to the African grey parrot behind bars, they are not treated as they should be. They are not free."