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Students get a visit from animals thanks to SeaWorld

Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 3:35 p.m. MDT

Hillsdale Elementary students look over an alligator's teeth at their school in West Valley City Wednesday, April 17, 2013. SeaWorld San Diego's SeaWorld Cares program visited with third- and fourth-graders. The SeaWorld Cares educational outreach program teaches kids about ocean conservation, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and how people's everyday actions can make safer habitats for animals.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

WEST VALLEY CITY — Students at Hillsdale Elementary School had the zoo come to them on Wednesday.

SeaWorld San Diego's SeaWorld Cares program visited 200 third- and fourth-graders at Hillsdale with an alligator, lemurs and much more.

The SeaWorld Cares educational outreach program teaches kids about ocean conservation, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and how people's everyday actions can make safer habitats for animals. During the assembly, the SeaWorld education team also led a mock sea turtle rescue with student volunteers.

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