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petting zoo

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Definition of petting zoo in English:

noun

North American
A zoo at which visitors, especially children, may handle and feed the animals.
Example sentences
  • I felt like a little kid in a petting zoo delighting in the animal's velvet soft muzzle as it gently took corn and grain from my hand.
  • As usual, the recently-born animals in the petting zoo were the biggest hit, but many also enjoyed a ride on the grounds in the horse-drawn wagon and a puppet show under the big tent.
  • One of the unique things about Fall Harvest is that it is actually a small, working farm, so children can interact with animals beyond the scope of the petting zoo by helping with feedings or collecting eggs from the hen house.

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