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In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo provided by San Diego Zoo Global wildlife conservancy, Dr. Donald B. Kearns, acting president of Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, gives a preview of what people can expect from San Diego Zoo Kids, a television network all about wild animals originating from the zoo. At the launch news conference, he described how sick or injured children need more than medical care to heal. The TV channel is one of those things because it will entertain, educate and distract patients. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo Global, Ken Bohn)

In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo provided by San Diego Zoo Global wildlife conservancy, Dr. Donald B. Kearns, acting president of Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, gives a preview of what people can expect from San Diego Zoo Kids, a television network all about wild animals originating from the zoo. At the launch news conference, he described how sick or injured children need more than medical care to heal. The TV channel is one of those things because it will entertain, educate and distract patients. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo Global, Ken Bohn)

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