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Visitors walk through the Detroit Zoo's Arctic Ring of Life Exhibit, a 70-foot long viewing tunnel that runs beneath a 300,000 gallon chilled salt water pool.  (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images-File.)

Visitors walk through the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life Exhibit, a 70-foot long viewing tunnel that runs beneath a 300,000 gallon chilled salt water pool. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images-File.)

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ROYAL OAK (AP) – A Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon as an infant had some fun at the zoo, one day before she’s scheduled to begin a series of reconstructive surgeries.

The first procedure for 10-year-old Charlotte Ponce will be Wednesday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

So Tuesday, she and her family were guests of the Detroit Zoo.

Charlotte was only 3 months old when the raccoon attacked her in the family’s home in Ravenna, near Muskegon.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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