Wild Wishes Program reaches out to kids with COVID-19

Published 3:27 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020

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As the world struggles with the pandemic known as COVID-19, the Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® is inspired to take action for kids.

“We know many kids are being impacted by the coronavirus and we want to give them some inspiration,” said co-founder Chester Moore.

“Our program Wild Wishes® grants wildlife encounters to children with a critical illness or loss of a parent or sibling. And if there is anything critical out there now it is this virus. Unfortunately we can’t go visit kids or have them come to us now, but we can go to them-through Facebook’s Facetime and other applications.”

Any animal-loving child up to 18 years of age who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is quarantined due to someone living in their home having it now qualifies for a special outreach.

“We will work with their families to schedule live video encounters with our animals. We will let them even interact with us and some of our animals and have a special look at the Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center’s amazing creatures. We will send them a few cool items as part of a special care package as well,” Moore said.

To connect you can text 409-920-2063 or email chester@chestermoore.com.

“COVID-19 might stop us from getting to see kids face to face for now  but it can’t stop us from giving them amazing encounters and bringing love to them in a dark time.”

For more information on the Wild Wishes program go to www.wildwishes.org