By Vittoria Woodill

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For Connie Stine, a trip to a childhood spot would be enough to light up her world and lift her spirits.

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The 69-year-old resident at Luther Woods Nursing and Rehab Center in Horsham says she has always had a love of animals.

connie stine 69 Year Old Connie Stines Wish To Visit The Philadelphia Zoo Comes True

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So, the Twilight Wish Foundation gave Stine the chance to get out of her room and get up close and personal with the animals she loved so much, with a visit to the United States’ first zoo.