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At-home learning: Have your kids get an animal penpal!

Now this is just adorable.

Pasado’s Safe Haven, the Sultan-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary, is inviting children to become penpals with some of the more than 200 animals that live there.

Organizers say: “The animals at Pasado’s Safe Haven miss having all the visitors around for field trips and educational experiences.”

The Pasado’s Pen Pals program is very simple: Go on to their website and choose an animal to write to. (While you’re online, take a virtual tour of the facility.)

Letters can be sent to Pasado’s at P.O. Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294. Letter writers are asked to include their first name and age. A letter should always include a return address, and even more so now because of this tidbit: “Once the animals receive their letters, you might just get something in return!”

For animal-related fun and learning, read the new Playlist: All about animals!

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