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    The Oregon Zoo Invited Visually-Impaired Children To Touch A Sleeping Tiger

    Don't worry the tiger was anesthetized for a physical!

    Nikki is 235-pound Siberian tiger that was having her physical last week.

    When Nikki went under the gas the Oregon Zoo brought in a dozen children who were all visually-impaired, and a few who were completely blind.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, a lot of the children were surprised at how rough Nikki's fur was.

    Ten-year-old Zoe Christian-Parker said Nikki's paws smelled like sweaty feet.

    Programs like this allow visually-impaired children to learn more about animals.

    But it also lets the children socialize with other children with similar disabilities.

    And Nikki gets a nice check-up out of it.

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