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noun as in parklike area in where animals are housed for exhibition

noun as in crowded, wild, and chaotic place

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In addition, much of the FONZ fundraising, as well as the volunteer program, have been shifted over to the Smithsonian and the zoo, Monfort said.

I’ve become a little obsessed with the names we humans give animals, whether they are the pets in our homes or the wild animals that live at our zoos.

The zoo reported that the new cub, who bears the name Xiao Qi Ji, displays a caution reminiscent of his mother, Mei Xiang.

Another way viruses can change significantly is if they establish themselves in another species—even zoo tigers can catch covid—and then jump back to people.

In the 1980s, Escobar built himself a 7,000 acre estate that included, among other things a zoo, which included, among other things, four hippos—three females and a male bought from a zoo in California.

Triplet panda cubs born this past July were reunited with their mother, Juxiao, in a Chinese zoo this week.

She worked with wildlife as a volunteer in Peru and the Galapagos; she worked with elephants in Thailand, at a zoo in Australia.

They asked the director of the Buffalo Zoo for some wallaby hair.

The zoo is blessed with multiple wallabies and was happy to oblige.

I can appreciate the perspective that my experience is akin to visiting a human zoo.

I remember him saying once—it was at the Zoo—what a pity it was he hadn't enough to divide among the whole Cabinet.

Human resemblances at the Zoo are quite enough to call up this purely functional giggling.

Did you ever see the great python that died lately at the Zoo climb his ragged staff of a tree?

There are any number of different kinds of monkeys, as you can see any day in the monkey house at the Zoo.

We caught the papa in a trap after he had killed a number of grouse, and not being badly hurt, I sent him to Bartlett at the Zoo.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to zoo, such as: menagerie, wildlife park, and zoological garden.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.