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Welcome to the Children’s Petting Zoo!

The Children’s Petting Zoo is a place where kids and grown-ups can find animal information. It features animal stories, an on-line store with recommendations on books, videos, and other products related to animals, and lots of cool animal links. You can also purchase pet supplies at the Children’s Petting Zoo. This site has been up since December, 2000. Recommendations change frequently so check back soon!

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Featured Book:


Animal Family

This children's classic was written by Randall Jarrell and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. Journey into the magical land of the hunter, the mermaid, and the bear child.

Animal Story:


Penn. gorilla escapes zoo cage, devours junk food :
PITTSBURGH, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Zookeepers in Pittsburgh are trying to figure out how a gorilla got loose and managed to make a pig of herself by wolfing down muffins, cherry pastries and soda pop at a concession area normally reserved for humans... read more or visit the Pittsburgh Zoo website.

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Santa Cruz, CA
Last updated February 20, 2001