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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There are walking and biking paths, a playground, a small petting zoo with farm animals, and the Charles I. D. Looff Carousel, the oldest stander carousel in the world., "Skip Saturday soccer (and get away) - The Boston Globe," 12 Sep. 2019 Admission includes access to the mini maze, wagon rides and barnyard animal petting zoo. Susan Dunne,, "Is that a T-Rex? Yes, dinosaurs roam in one of these 14 corn mazes in Connecticut," 12 Sep. 2019 The Green on the Green expo featured local businesses showing environmentally friendly practices and products, along with information booths, new electric and hybrid vehicles, free electronics recycling and document shredding and a petting zoo. Daily Pilot, "Newport Beach expos encourage going ‘green’ and being disaster-ready," 7 Sep. 2019 While children enjoyed kids’ music, cotton candy and a small petting zoo with goats, pigs and chickens, some of their parents and others contemplated the hardships that friends and family are enduring while Venezuela is in upheaval. Patrick Danner,, "Countrymen on minds of Venezuelans at San Antonio festival," 28 July 2019 Euclid Beach Park, 16301 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland 6-9 p.m. Islamic Center of Cleveland Carnival Enjoy all your favorite carnival attractions at the ICC Carnival this weekend, from rides to food and even a petting zoo. Matthew Murphy,, "‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and 10 more things to do in Cleveland Friday, June 28," 28 June 2019 There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, hay rides, food, games, face painting and more. Carol Kovach,, "Tri-C’s Encore Campus, Neighborhood Scholars programs enrich older adults: Sun Postings," 17 Sep. 2019 Thursdays through Sundays, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and dog shows. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "The best fall festivals around Phoenix in 2019: Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead, art and more," 12 Sep. 2019 There will be live entertainment, hayrides, a petting zoo, face painting balloon artists and more. Annie Alleman,, "A bounty of fall and Halloween events await the western suburbs," 11 Sep. 2019

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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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