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Lutheran Children’s Hospital Planning Wild Moves at Zoo

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 11, 2008) — Visitors to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are being invited to move with the animals this September. Lutheran Children's Hospital and the Zoo are teaming up to bring you Wild Moves from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. With any zoo admission, all the wild activities are free and open to the public. This is an opportunity to educate parents and children how to stay healthy by incorporating exercise into their everyday routine.

Kids can take part in fun exercise activities and compete for prizes. These activities include:

  • Monkey See Monkey Do (Simon Says)
  • Warthog Wiggle (Hula Hoop)
  • Water Sponge Ball Toss
  • Tiger Stripe Skip (Jump Ropes)
  • Kangaroo Hoop to It (Hop Scotch)

Lutheran Children's Hospital experts will also spend time with parents to share tips to keep their families safe.

Participants will be able to pick up passports at the start of their journey. These passports are a good way to keep everyone involved and share information about each station and activity. The passports will be stamped by a supervisor at each station visited. At the end, a completed passport can be redeemed for a coupon that is good for one free carousel ride. Any child who participates and finishes all the Wild Moves will also receive a free train ride.

Lutheran Children's Hospital opened in 1999 as a result of several local pediatricians who envisioned bringing families throughout northeastern Indiana access to expert pediatric medical care that wouldn't require a half-day's drive to receive. Today, Lutheran Children's Hospital teams with more than 75 pediatricians practicing in 27 areas of pediatric specialty in an environment filled with imagination and color. The award-winning design of the tree house elevator, specially decorated rooms, hallways and waiting areas invite children and their families to focus on something other than the often unpleasant purpose of their visit. Lutheran Children's Hospital believes children are special people, not just small adults.


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