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Events at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Jungle Island spread Easter cheer

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Jungle Island Easter Eggstravaganza at Jungle Island
The Easter Bunny visiting a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The Easter Bunny visiting a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Ethan Barrett-Perez Ethan Barrett-Perez
Jungle Island's baby chimp and liger cub Jungle Island's baby chimp and liger cub

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Easter events at two South Florida locations helped spread holiday cheer Sunday.

The Broward Sheriff's Office teamed up with the Easter Bunny Foundation to ensure patients at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital enjoy the holiday. Teen volunteers from BSO's Law Enforcement Explorers Program accompanied the Easter Bunny in delivering toys to patients.

"It makes the day a little better for me and my sister and my parents," said Ethan Barrett-Perez, a patient at the hospital. "We're happy that we get to see and we get to share Easter, even though we're in the hospital."

In Miami, Jungle Island provided fun for the family with their annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Festivities included egg hunts, face-painting, bounce houses and fluffy animal encounters. The event benefited the park's Iconic Conservation Fund.

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