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 The petting zoo, stingray touch tank and giraffe feeding station will also be open. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "Labor Day weekend ideas: 10 best things to do outdoors in Arizona over the holiday," 2 Sep. 2020 On Monday, Covino said the plan evolved over time and no longer included a petting zoo. Susannah Bryan,, "Galleria aquarium project is another casualty of COVID-19," 1 Dec. 2020 The fest will also include Mrs. Claus, Victorian carolers, aChristmas monkey, a petting zoo, caricature and balloon artists, a holiday market, carriage rides and more. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Holiday festivals and lightings throughout North Texas," 19 Nov. 2020 Other activities on the farm include visits with Santa, hayrides, a petting zoo and horse rides at 35317 Huff Road. Patrick Connolly,, "Orlando Christmas, holiday events: Light-up nights, festivals, boat parades and more," 11 Nov. 2020 More than 90 different kinds of u-pick and picked pumpkins, play on the hay tiles, visit the petting zoo, stop by the cafe, corn and soybean mazes, tunnel slide, hayrides, putt around the pumpkin, corn hole, visit the farm market and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville pumpkin patches: Where to find the perfect pumpkin, plus corn mazes and more," 5 Oct. 2020 After the tour, guests can enjoy a free petting zoo, train ride and meet-and-greet with Santa. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Happy Holidays! Here are 40+ festive events (some virtual!) taking place around Louisville," 19 Nov. 2020 Tiger King star Doc Antle, who ran a South Carolina cub petting zoo long before Joe Exotic gained fame, has been charged with wildlife trafficking and animal cruelty to lions. National Geographic, "The wildlife photo of the year," 15 Oct. 2020 Pony rides, $9; interactive petting zoo, $4; tractor hay ride, $3 and straw maze, $3. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Halloween festivities under way throughout North County," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of petting zoo

1965, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Petting zoo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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