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Audubon Zoo looked like a Doctor’s office today.  The animals weren’t the only ones getting a check-up.

All these young ones waited in line to see their favorite Disney Junior character, ‘Doc McStuffins’ and her 27-foot Doc Mobile.

The kids learned would it would take to be a real-life doctor, themselves.

“It’s great to see all these kids aspiring to be ‘Doc McStuffins’,” Dr. Christy Valentine of Valentine Medical Center and Artemis Medical Society, said.

She feels shows like this are doing a good thing especially for young African-American girls.

“It’s important to me.  We need more representation from minorities and especially women,”  Dr. Valentine said.

She believes it helps when young kids see ‘Doc McStuffins’ doing it  then they believe they can do it too.

Moms approve of the positivity and message the show sends.

“It’s one of the most positive shows on TV.  It shows kids they can be a doctor.  It helps when they actually go see a doctor, because they’ve seen the cartoon version on TV,”  Amber Taite said.

“It helps with health, dreams, and education.  All that’s wonderful,”  Curita Abbott, said.

The Artemis Medical Society is an organization of nearly 3-thousand women doctors of color.

Season Two of ‘Doc McStuffins’ is currently airing on the Disney Channel.

‘Doc McStuffins’ was 2012’s #1 cable TV series in kids 2-5 and the #1 cable TV pre-school series in total viewers.