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John Ball Zoo

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Holding hands with a chimpanzee

When Susie developed an odd lump on the back of her wrist, hand surgeon Peter Jebson, MD, made a house call to the zoo.

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A smile is contagious

Cleft and craniofacial patients spend a magical afternoon together at the zoo.

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Batman returns

Children's hospital patients' days brightened with a Caped Crusader visit.

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One hoppy Cookie

For kiddos at the children's hospital, smiles are found in feathers and fluff—with a bird named Bert and a rabbit named Cookie.

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What do a scorpion, hedgehog and owl have in common?

Kiddos at the children's hospital met these creatures and asked all sorts of interesting questions.

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A bunny and a chinchilla try to charm kids with their soft fur …

... and it worked.

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A ‘stinky’ ferret, an owl, and a tarantula roll into a hospital …

... and thrill children and their parents alike.

Zoo critters brighten day for kids in hospital

John Ball Zoo animals bring smiles to children at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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