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    capitalization

    When reports came in to London Zoo that a wild puma had been spotted forty-five miles south of London, they were not taken seriously. However, as the evidence began to accumulate, experts from the Zoo felt obliged to investigate.
    I can understand why the writer capitalised the name of the zoo. London Zoo is probably a proper noun. But why did he capitalise the word zoo? I don't get it.Or that maybe only a typo.

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    Re: capitalization

    The writer was probably still thinking of the word as a name. A lower-case 'z' would be correct, but I don't think many people would even notice the upper case'Z'.

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