petting zoo


Definition of petting zoo

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

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Kids’ stuff: The family area has a new rock climbing wall this year, a bigger petting zoo and more bounce houses. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 food festivals that offer a glimpse of Wisconsin specialties and local culture," 6 June 2018 Visitors could enjoy a variety of food trucks and booths, a carnival style midway with games and amusement rides, a petting zoo and live music on various stages. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "Visitors enjoy food, fun and music at the League City Music Fest and BBQ Cookoff," 5 May 2018 Storytellers, magicians, crafts, a costume parade, petting zoo and pony rides round out the day. Traci L. Suppa, Woman's Day, "9 Illuminating Jack-o'-Lantern Festivals to Visit This October," 29 Sep. 2016 The festival includes carnival games and prizes, shopping, auctions, petting zoos, obstacle courses and more for all ages. Laura Groch,, "North County School News, April 19," 19 Apr. 2018 There will also be a petting zoo and the magic show!​​​​ Florence Speedway: (POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, MARCH 31) The Spring 50 to March 31st. Sheila Vilvens,, "Spring snow in Cincinnati: What's canceled or delayed this weekend," 23 Mar. 2018 The business was launched in 2012 by Tyler Phillips and his wife Diana in Germantown, Md. Mr. Phillips’s family owns a traveling petting zoo, Squeals on Wheels, which brings hedgehogs, lizards and chicks to parties. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Chicken and Egg Rentals Crack Open Life’s Deepest Questions," 4 Dec. 2018 Other attractions, for an additional cost, include zip lines, bumper boats, a petting zoo, a forest maze, a rock climbing wall and a harnessed 70' free fall jump. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney hiring hundreds of workers," 11 May 2018 On the final day of the event, the sweet shop will transform its outdoor patio into a baby goat petting zoo designed for all ages. Carolina Gusman,, "San Diego restaurants burst 4th with Independence Day specials," 28 June 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of petting zoo

US : a collection of animals that children can touch and feed

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Kids Definition of petting zoo

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

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