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Zoo New England partners with San Diego Zoo Global to unveil patient education and entertainment at Boston Children's Hospital


Zoo New England’s prehensile-tailed porcupine paid a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital last week to celebrate the launch of San Diego Zoo Kids, a groundbreaking collaboration between Zoo New England, San Diego Zoo, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

San Diego Zoo Kids is a closed-circuit television channel, available on TV monitors in every patient room and waiting areas, that broadcasts animal-oriented, family friendly programming.

In addition to airing up-close video encounters with San Diego Zoo animals, the channel will feature animal stories from Zoo New England (viewable below).  “Zoo New England is thrilled to partner with San Diego Zoo Global and Boston Children’s Hospital to deliver heartwarming and educational animal stories to children who are unable to visit our zoo,” said John Linehan, president and chief executive officer, Zoo New England. “Animals and children are our passion at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. We have dedicated our lives to connecting children with the wonders of the animal kingdom.”

"Zoos Bring Animal Kingdom to Patients at Boston Children’s Hospital:" Learn more about the collaboration




Photo and videos courtesy of San Diego Zoo