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Some have the custom that pregnant women do not go to zoos. (See here)

Does this custom extend to aquariums too?

  • THere's no custom, a couple of sources speculated that thing as a measure of precaution. – Al Berko Apr 15 at 8:33
  • @AlBerko It’s customary in some households to follow those sources on this topic – DonielF Apr 15 at 13:42
  • Presumably the minhag is because a roaring lion or other scary animal might frighten the woman and cause a miscarriage The Talmud says a dog could cause such a thing to happen - how much more so a lion. That concern would not apply to an aquarium – Daniel Kagan Apr 15 at 16:07

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