Colorado

Apr 5, 2014 6:38 PM by Leah Kraus

Sensory Safari creates zoo experience based on touch and feel

As usual for a Saturday, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was packed today with kids and parents having fun petting animals and taking pictures. However, the day was a bit different than normal, as many of the children are visually impaired.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind put on Sensory Safari along with the zoo.

It's a special zoo experience that focuses on touch, feel, and sound. It's also a way for families that are facing similar challenges to bond.

"Vision impairment and blindness is a low incident population," says Donna Keale, an outreach teacher with the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. "Sometimes you feel very isolated and you're the only person who has a child experiencing this, so it gives that time for families to connect."

This is the fourth year for the event.

 

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