The patients were teddy bears, stuffed dinosaurs and all other sorts of stuffed animals, The Florida Times Union reports. The teddy bear clinic is part of the annual Teddy Bear Affair at the Jacksonville Zoo for quite some time now. It’s meant to make children feel more comfortable when going to the doctor.
It also shows them how important is to take care of their health and the well being of their close ones. Kids brought stuffed toys that needed a check up and repair. They could observe and even participate in some of the procedures. Stuffed animals went through full health checks, X-rays. Of course the X-rays were simulated, but they did have a printed image.The ones with more serious damage were stitched up and received colorful casts on their paws.
“The event was a blast,” Tony Vecchio, the zoo’s executive director, said in a news release. “Being able to partner with such a well-known and respected child-care organization to provide a unique experience for the children of the community is always a wonderful feeling.”
In order to make their toys feel better, some kids also opted to receive the same band aids like their teddy bears and stuffed animals. Having such a big attendance is a very good achievement and shows that kids and their parents do care about health and taking good care of themselves and loved ones.