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BOISE -- A special Smithsonian exhibit, showing the vast connections human have with animals, rolled into town this weekend.

Zoo Boise hosted Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, a mobile exhibition housed in a semi trailer.

Animal Connections was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The interactive exhibit was designed to help kids learn all about animals, both domestic and wild, and their relationships to humans.

Organizers hope it will also help inspire the next generation of veterinarians.

I'm really excited that they're here because a lot of the stuff does have to do with my job on a daily basis, said zoo veterinarian Holly Peters. So hopefully we're inspiring other young children to become veterinarians or to be interested in animal related work.

The high-tech experience even gives participants the opportunity to take part a simulated veterinary exam.

Here the kids are actually able to diagnose some of the veterinary problems the animals might have, decide what their ideal pet might be, even look at things like how to milk a dairy cow and things like that, said Peters. It's a pretty fun experience for everybody.

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