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Polish robot brings the zoo to sick children in hospital

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 14:05

Polish robot brings the zoo to sick children in hospital

Sick children can now ‘visit’ the animals in Poznan Zoo from their hospital beds with the help of Leos, a robot volunteer who rolls through the zoo showing a livestream of the inhabitants. Leos was conceived by Polish animal lover Lukasz Bodnarowski, whose son Borys was diagnosed with a genetic muscle-wasting disease a year ago. Bodnarowski said he considered quitting his job running a foundation working with wild bears to care for Borys, but that his son, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, begged him not to give up his work with the foundation. Bodnarowski also organised events for children at the zoo, and came up with the idea to bring the zoo to children who were too sick to visit themselves, with Leos’ help.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 14:05

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