Fort Worth Zoo Educates, Entertains Patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

November 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The Fort Worth Zoo Wild Wonders Outreach program returned to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for the second time on October 23, 2007. The year-round traveling animal outreach program educates, entertains and inspires audiences, providing an up-close look at exotic wildlife. The Fort Worth Zoo Wild Wonders Outreach programs are interactive, providing an up-close experience with wildlife, including free-flight birds. The Wild Wonders Outreach team will bring the following animals to TSRHC for patients and families to enjoy: a penguin, a baby alligator, a kinkajou and a blue and gold macaw.

The nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo was recently ranked the number one attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by Zagat survey. Home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, the zoo supports more than 20 conservation projects around the globe. The institutionís focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors per year.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.