For young patients at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak who can't go to the zoo, the zoo will now come to them!
On Wednesday, Beaumont Children's welcomed the San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television channel, with a special event featuring live animals.
The channel produces kid-friendly programs "primarily for medical facilities that serve pediatric patients and their families."
Programs include up-close video encounters with animals, stories about caring for animals, quizzes about animals and habitats, and a wide variety of short video vignettes hosted by San Diego Zoo Global ambassador Rick Schwartz and San Diego Zoo Kids host Olivia Degn.
“We are thrilled to have this channel available for our patients and families,” said Rosanna Morris, president, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “I love animals and know how much joy they can bring to both children and adults.”