SETTING THESAURUS

ZOO



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Meandering sidewalks that take visitors past all the enclosures
A park that’s subdivided by habitat or animal classification
Trees and shrubbery, bamboo thickets, flowering planters, and grassy areas
Flitting insects and bees
Wooden walkways and paved paths
Concession stands with an animal theme
Picnic areas, both covered and uncovered, for eating lunch
Restrooms and gift shops
Vending machines filled with animal food
Garbage cans
Fallen leaves on pathways
Workers on golf carts
Parents pushing strollers or pulling wagons
Teachers and chaperones corralling groups of students
Vistors taking pictures or videos
Children climbing onto fence rails to get a better view
Parents with kids on their shoulders
Guests huddled to the side of a path as they consult a map
A zoo café
A rental kiosk for strollers and wheelchairs
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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