"Dreamnight at the Zoo" is an international event which invites the children with disabilities and the families to a zoo, where they all share a pleasant time.
It started in the Netherlands in 1996 and about 37 countries/250 zoos are carrying the event out. The Chiba Zoo Park in Chiba-shi, Chiba Prefecture, which will sponsor an event this summer, was the 217th zoo in 2010.
About 50 students majoring in special support education at Shukutoku University in the city, well known as a university of social welfare, will collaborate as a supporter to connect the animal and the visitors with help from the animal handlers in the Chiba Zoo Park on August 20.
Students from a sign language circle "Dandelion" at the university will also volunteer to interpret at the event.
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