Palm Beach Zoo educators along with five furry, feathered and scaly friends helped to brighten the day for children staying at Quantum House during a recent visit on Wednesday, May 29.
Getting treatment at the hospital for a serious medical condition is not the way any child wants to spend their time. It’s mentally and physically difficult – they are away from their home, their friends and for some, even their pets.
By bringing animals like Wilbur the Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, Greenbean the giant gecko, Hino the great-horned owl, Kobe the hinge-back tortoise, Chiquita the sulfur crested cockatoo, and Thomas the African pygmy hedgehog, the Palm Beach Zoo was able to provide the children and their families a little reminder of home and at the same time create a unique connection to the Zoo’s 1,400+ animals.
About Quantum House: Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The 10-bedroom hospitality house is the only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. It provides food, shelter and support to 500 family members every year.