Wild Things is a small zoo, now called the Monterey Zoo, that houses a variety of different wild animals, the most majestic of which is a beautiful male lion
The tours (which start daily at 1pm and cost $10) through this well maintained, nicely lanscaped facility run about an hour.
They are led by one of the animal trainers and are educational and a lot of fun because you are close to the animals - probably the reason that they offer only guided tours(and why you have to stay with your group.)
They offer all kinds of special tours and events. Great place for young and odl.
Pay the extra $5 and have a "Meet & Greet" with the elephants at the end and you'll get to feed them carrots.