a zoo, or a special part of a larger zoo, where children may hold and stroke and sometimes feed small or young animals.
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How to use petting zoo in a sentence
Touring a petting zoo just isn’t the same when done virtually.Meet the woman who took Airbnb’s ‘experiences’ online—in just 2 weeks | Kristen Bellstrom | February 2, 2021 | Fortune
Take a two-year-old that first learns to recognize a dog and a cat at home, then a horse and a sheep in a petting zoo.How a Memory Quirk of the Human Brain Can Galvanize AI | Shelly Fan | September 28, 2020 | Singularity Hub
At the Virginia rally, the armed participants were almost outnumbered by the press, creating a militia petting-zoo atmosphere.