Blind people cuddle animals at zoo of Buenos Aires on White Cane Day

These little reptiles might feel some different love, as the visually-impaired visitors caressed and cuddled them to feel their shape and temperature.

For the International White Cane Safety Day, which was dedicated to the care of blind people on each Oct. 15, the Zoological Garden of Buenos Aires welcomed the rare guests coming here to share the beauty and variety of the world itself.

(Soundbite) Ilaria Aranda, Environmental Communicator of Zoo
“On the White Cane Day, we prepare a series of activities. These are the activities that we are already carrying out. Like today, we try to help those who can’t see to join our life on equal conditions.”

These special visitors would not be lonely any more in the zoo, not only for their touch of the lovely furry animals, but the companionship of some volunteers who covered their eyes to feel the world of the blinds.

The International White Cane Safety Day was designed in 1970 by the International Federation of the Blind to educate the world about blindness and celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people.

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