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Teddy bear checkups at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:13:20 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 25 2013 12:11:01 AM CDT

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Colorado Springs, Colo. -

Bears were everywhere at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Saturday, but not the kind you're thinking of. Kids brought their teddy bears or stuffed animals for a discounted ticket.

They took their furry friends to a clinic to get them checked out: temperatures taken, wounds stitched up, even x-rays. the idea is to get children prepared for doctor visits showing them it's not so scary.

"Stitches for brutus and a check up for bear," said Kylie Gosnell.

"It's a great event and it just familiarizes children with the healthcare community. So when they have to go to the doctor or dentist, it's a little less scary for them," said Cheyenne Mountain Zoo employee Erica Meyer.

The event happens again on Sunday. Kids get into the zoo for $5.25 with their stuffed animal. It's going on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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