Agrizoophobia

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Agrizoophobia (from Greek ἄγριος - agrios, "wild",[1] ζῷον - zōon, "animal"[2] and φόβος - phobos, "fear"[3]) is a fear of wild animals.[4][5]

Many people suffer from agrizoophobia, especially those who were raised in isolated urban areas. This is particularly true of individuals born into an urban lifestyle.[citation needed] Resources are available to assist those who suffer from agrizoophobia, such as counseling and support groups.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ἄγριος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  2. ^ ζῷον, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  3. ^ φόβος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  4. ^ Answers.com: What phobia is the fear of wild animals?
  5. ^ Dictionary.com: agrizoophobia
  6. ^ http://www.fearofstuff.com/animals/fear-of-wild-animals/