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Town creates neighbourhood 'safari' for kids during pandemic

In this image taken from video provided by WKYT-TV, stuffed animals are displayed in the window of a home in the Cumberland neighborhood of Lexington, Ky. A Kentucky town has launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in their windows. WKYT-TV reports the “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, in Lexington after dozens of houses in the community signed up to showcase their zoo animals as part of the effort. (WKYT-TV via AP)
March 30, 2020 - 8:58 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky town launched a neighbourhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.

The “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning in Lexington after 60 houses in the community signed up, WKYT-TV reported.

“I have challenged kids to have a zoologist notebook and then go around and record the animal sightings,” said Marian Guinn, the organizer of the zoo walk.

Throughout the week, families in the Cumberland Hill neighbourhood will look for animals and submit their findings for a chance to win different prizes.

Events like these have been a way for the community to step up and try to help each other through unusual times while also following official guidelines, Guinn said.

The community will “make these days be the best they can be,” she said.

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This story corrects that stuffed animals and not drawings were put in windows.

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