petting zoo


Definition of petting zoo

: a collection of farm animals or gentle exotic animals for children to pet and feed

Examples of petting zoo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out the kids zone on E Street for a climbing wall, petting zoo, obstacle course and more. Naomi Stock, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2022 There will be live music, food trucks, educational exhibits, vendors, a rib grilling contest, petting zoo, children’s activities, art show, re-enactments by the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association of Detroit and more. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 9 June 2022 Live performances, petting zoo, obstacle course, food trucks. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 7 June 2022 Events will include a medallion search, 5k fun run, kids games, petting zoo, parade and fireworks. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 May 2022 Visitors can see animals on display, watch local and national performers, go on pony rides, interact with farm animals in a petting zoo, go on children’s or thrill rides, play carnival games and see displays of community members' talents. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 For the toddler's birthday bash, the family enjoyed an at-home petting zoo with several piglets. Vanessa Etienne,, 15 Mar. 2022 Pumpkin Barn LLC, which is a part of Shirley Farms, has a petting zoo, according to its Facebook page. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2022 Following the event, a petting zoo is available to visit with the animals that are part of the nativity event. Beacon-news Staff,, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of petting zoo

1965, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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: a collection of farm animals or gentle exotic animals for children to pet and feed


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