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Zoo types; animal locations

The zoo tag was proposed to define different types of zoos:

Classical Zoos expose rather exotic animals (like elephants) in cages or pens.

Safari parks try to provide larger areas for their animals, and enclose the visitors in caged vehicles.

Deer parks (?) stick to local animals (in Europe: deer, wolves, donkeys, lynxes, gnu etc.).

(For latter types, the elephant icon is not very apt).

In Berlin Zoo, animal locations are provided as areas like this: leisure=park name=Wolf.

Other approaches use nodes tagged "zoo=wolves".

Any common sense here?

Regards - RalfG

Severe lack of documentation

Would someone be so kind as to document this tag? I'm not a native english speaker, so some things are not clear to me, such as the precise meaning of enclosure. --Jgpacker (talk) 00:06, 26 February 2014 (UTC)