Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Zoo Tourism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2942

Zoos are tourist attractions and can be categorised into comprehensive or specialised zoos. They allow the close observation of animals and entertain tourists by domestication and performances. They are also venues for animal research, breeding and protection. Famous zoos such as the Beijing Zoo, Tokyo‘s Ueno Zoo, the London Zoo, and New York’s Bronx Zoo receive millions of tourists every year.

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