Feathered and Furry Friends Visit Kids at Shriners Hospital

Count on Sea World to make a big splash.  Kids were all smiles when Pete and Penny Penguin arrived in the play area at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California on Thursday, May 19.  They were joined by a black-and-white lemur, a screech owl and a baby alligator.  It was all part of a special visit from the animal ambassadors from Sea World San Diego, a marine park devoted to education, entertainment, research and conservation.  As ambassadors introduced the animals, they explained what made each of the animals unique. The Sea World ambassadors are among the many special guests who visit Shriners Hospital each year to brighten the lives of children being treated for orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and other complex surgical needs.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

 

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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