Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo turned into an emergency room for stuffed animals this weekend.
Sometimes those favorite stuffed animals can get ragged and worn so children were able to bring their favorites and get them checked. Whether it was some stitching or new eyes or a nose, “doctors" were on call.
“We want kids to be excited about animals and we want to offer a way to support those kids and the community about teaching them about health and how to take care of animals and themselves, too,” said the zoo’s interactive animals program manager Mandi Krebs.
Organizers expected to have fixed up several thousand stuffed animals by the end of the day.