Zoological park

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A Zoological park or just Zoo, also known as Zoological garden, Animal park, and/or a Menagerie, is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public.


The term "zoological park" refers to zoology, the study of animals, a term deriving from the Greek zōon (ζῷον, "animal") and lógos (λóγος, "study"). The abbreviation "zoo" was first by the London Zoological Gardens, which opened for scientific study in 1828 and to the public in 1857

Many zoos also run breeding and conservation programs for endangered or threatened animals.

Zoos and furry[edit]

Zoos are common meeting place for furries and trips to conventions or events are often accompanied or proceeded by visits to the zoo. Most zoos allow the wearing of tails, although fursuiting is generally discouraged within the premises. Favorite spots often include the lion houses as well as any wolf exhibits.[citation needed]

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