|zoo = petting_zoo|
|Small zoo or garden for kids to touch and play with animals|
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A petting zoo is generally quite different from a regular zoo (also tagged with tourism=zoo). A petting zoo usually is aimed at local children and not really at tourism. A petting zoo can also become a point of social attraction for the neighbourhood. The animals are usually safe to be handled by children, in contrast to the often exotic and dangerous animals in a zoo. There are many photos of petting zoos on Flickr
I (Sybren) live in the northern area of Amsterdam (NL) and in my direct vicinity there are two petting zoos (one on OSM). There are 33 petting zoos in the greater area of Amsterdam. Petting zoos in The Netherlands can be found at the website of Stichting Kinderboerderijen.
I (Sybren) am not an icon artist, but I'm the photographer of the above photo. Feel free to modify it in such a way that it is usable as an icon.
The original proposal Proposed_features/petting_zoo