One’s natural urges and instincts, such as sexuality, parental caring, social grouping. What is happening to the animals shows how one is relating to the natural side of oneself—and how it is responding to one’s conscious attitudes and activities. Life processes in us are not inert: they constantly respond to what we do and what we are. See animals.
Strolling through a zoo in a dream may indicate pent- up emotions or primal power. It may also humorously symbolize that you are living in a “zoo”—an overwhelming place where a variety of influences are demanding your attention.
Representative of a busy and active place in life
Figurative of a group of people who, because of their behavior, are confined; see “animals”
If the animals were happy, then dreaming of a zoo portends travels in distant places.
If children were with you, whatever you want to accomplish in those places will be successful.
If the animals were upset or agitated, then your view of the world is a bit jaded right now. You’re viewing the world as a crazy, violent place, where no one is safe - as in the metaphor, “this place is a zoo.”
Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.
Psychological / emotional perspective: There may be an urge to return to simpler, more basic modes of behaviour. Some people are natural observers, and we may be being alerted to the fact that we also need to be capable of participating in conduct appropriate to the group to which we belong. We also, of course, may be conscious that we ourselves are being observed, perhaps in the work situation.
Material aspects: Dreaming of a zoo can alert us to the necessary and appropriate customs and behaviour or the hierarchical structure in an impending situation.
To dream that you are visiting a zoo indicates a loss of your freedom. It further symbolizes that your talents and abilities have gone unnoticed. You may feel that you, or an aspect of yourself, is caged in. Conversely, a zoo may indicate confusion or chaos in your life. This feeling is exemplified by the saying ‘this place is a zoo!’ Consider what aspects of your life may need to be straightened out.
Depth Psychology: The zoo is the place where all your instincts and urges reside. You are either suppressing or controlling them. Caged animals in the zoo are often a sign that you are suppressing your urges. See Animals.
The rest of the dream is an indication of your actual situation.
Are you looking at your own animal side? This image refers to the animus anima (and your masculine and feminine sides).
Dreaming about the zoo usually indicates that you need to go back and finish up a recent situation - often, this means concluding an argument with a friend, or sometimes finalizing a home improvement project.
To see wild animals escaping from the zoo represents setbacks in the course of achieving your goals.
If they were caught, your setbacks will be temporary and easily overcome.
1. Conﬁnement and exhibition.
2. Controlled instincts.
3. Feeling unnoticed, abilities underappreciated.
When you dream of a zoo it reveals a feeling of helplessness whereby you may be trapped despite yourself. It denotes an acceptance of ideas imposed by others.
Dreams of a zoo represent your primal urges, sexual drives, and protective instincts in its multifaceted splendor. Alternatively, the fact that these animals are caged may be giving you the message to unleash your natural urges and let your true feelings roam free. See Animal and Integration Dreams.
1- Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.
2- There may be an urge to return to simpler, more basic modes of behaviour. Some people are natural observers, and we may be being alerted to the fact that we also need to be capable of participating in perhaps in the work situation, conduct appropriate to the group
3- Dreaming of a zoo can alert the to which we belong. We also, of dreamer to the necessary and course, may be conscious that we appropriate customs and behaviour ourselves arc being observed, in an impending situation.
Confusion and un-evolved people surrounding you
An alternative cage dream, in which parts of your personality- are displayed to others. What faces are you showing the world? For example, are you growling at even-one like a bear, or perhaps being overly playful like a monkey}
Parts of yourself that you keep firmly under lock and key, especially the animalistic urges and instincts. Look to the animal symbols given sein for more insight.
A zookeeper reflects aggression. Something restrains you from truly being yourself. Alternatively, if you are the zookeeper, consider what or whom you’re trying to control unfairly.