petting zoo

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petting zoo

n.
A collection of farm animals, such as goats, ducks, and sheep, and sometimes docile wild animals such as turtles or deer, for children to feed and pet.

pet′ting zoo`


n.
a zoo, or a special part of a larger zoo, where children may pet and sometimes feed small or young animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petting zoo - a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feedpetting zoo - a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Translations

petting zoo

n (US) → Streichelzoo m
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Many of these venues have petting zoos and sell food products a combination that is a potential health risk if proper hand washing isnt included.
the outbreak in this report is unlike previous outbreaks in petting zoos because transmission of STEC 0157 occurred even though prevention measures were being used to reduce the risk for disease (5).
A recent study found that only one-third of visitors to petting zoos washed their hands upon exiting the zoo.
However, other factors include wildlife trade and translocation, live animal and bushmeat markets, consumption of exotic foods, development of ecotourism, access to petting zoos, and ownership of exotic pets.
Some of our animals were rescued from petting zoos where they were abused.
Do the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace or the Natural Resources Defense Council need to fund their important work by maintaining petting zoos in their lobbies?
Outbreaks of Escherichia coli have been detected in petting zoos (7).
Despite that, thousands of visitors young and old still flocked to the Castaic Lake Recreation Area for petting zoos, pig races and corn on the cob.
coli O157:H7 contamination have occurred in Wales, Ireland, France, Canada and the United States from a variety of sources, including ground beef, lettuce, milk, water supplies and petting zoos.
It's a perfect weekend-day excursion as several farms host hay and pony rides, provide pumpkin patches and petting zoos, and offer a dose of local history.
But many more are discards from traveling animal shows or public or private zoos, including animals which outgrew petting zoos which raised them.