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Teddy Bear Clinic teaches kids about healthcare

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-24 14:24:46-04

Kids had an opportunity this past weekend to learn about healthcare - while playing with toys.

On Saturday, September 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Virginia Zoo partnered with doctors and nurses from Pediatric Specialists, a Children's Medical Group Practice of CHKD, to host a special Teddy Bear Clinic. 

Children were invited to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed friends to the Zoo for a "check-up" and stitches.

The kids learned about doctor visits and healthcare in a comfortable and non-threatening environment.