from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public. Also called zoological garden.
- n. Slang A place or situation marked by confusion or disorder: The bus station is a zoo on Fridays.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A park where live animals are exhibited.
- n. Any place that is wild, crowded, or chaotic.
So, everyone sing a long please- *We're all going to the Zoo..zoo.. we're all going to the zoo!
Initially I had the opinion that most people have, that they are jails. john: I guess you can say that if a zoo is a jail, then so is civilization a jail for humans.
Yann Martel: John, a zoo is an artificial territory, an approximation.
Another interesting place was the Dead City, where Egyptians have been buried for centuries, the designs are glorious and huge some as big as several of our houses put together, the zoo is also great.
Yet while the zoo is a memory for most, the remains of the zoo is still moldering up there near the Canadian border, just waiting for brave souls to explore its cold husk.
Yes, it's -5 degrees, but a lot of the stuff at our zoo is actually indoors.
Considering that a zoo is an artificially controlled place and the job of a zoo keeper is to protect its animals, the words * nature* and * natural* don't seem to fit into the equation very well.
A trip to the zoo is a great day out, until a date goes tragically wrong and Ianto is badly injured by stolen alien tech.
The zoo is not too big, the paths are pretty narrow, giving it a very intimate feel.
Yann Martel: A zoo is not an ideal place for an animal -- of course the best place for a chimp is the wilds of Tanzania -- but a good zoo is a decent, acceptable place.
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