This is the second in a series I'm doing exploring different phobias. This week it's the turn of Zoophobia.
Zoophobia can either be an irrational fear of animals or is used as a general term to describe any specific animal related phobia such as Arachnophobia (spiders). If you fear only undomesticated animals, that is known as Agrizoophobia.
Here are some other animal related phobias.
If you fear cats you have Ailurophobia or it can also be known as Gatophobia. On the flip side of the coin, a fear of dogs is called Cynophobia.
And what are you scared of if you have Hippophobia? That's right, HORSES. It can go by the more obvious name of Equinophobia but the Hippo part is related to the greek word for horse, which is Hippos.
Sources: Readers Digest Reverse Dictionary (c) 1989 & Wikipedia
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