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Small zoo or garden for kids to touch and play with animals Edit or translate this description.
Group: Tourism
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

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.

How to map

Entire zoo fits this description

Add zoo=petting_zoo to tourism=zoo element

Part of zoo fits this description

Create an area inside tourism=zoo and tag it zoo=petting_zoo.

If you are not sure of its border you can place a single node in the middle and tag it zoo=petting_zoo but the area is preferable.

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