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Petting zoos offer a great opportunity for children to see animals up close, interact with them and learn about them. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there are small but real risks associated with close contact with animals. 

The Centre for Disease Control has developed various resource materials for petting zoo owners/operators and teachers/caregivers and parents of young children. These tools will help ensure everyone can have fun and be safe at the same time.