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Fair and Exhibitions: Animal Exhibit Safety

Visits to farms, agricultural fairs and petting zoos provide an enjoyable experience and play a valuable role in educating children about animals.

Unfortunately, many children become sick each year because of a visit to an animal exhibit. It is important to remember that animals may carry germs that can be harmful to people.

Below are several resources for parents, teachers and animal exhibit operators to ensure children do not become ill from visiting animal exhibits.