A monitor lizard, opossum and hawk were just a few of the Denver zoo animals blessed during a special "Blessing of the WILD animals" service at a local church Sunday.

The ceremony, held at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, was meant to be a celebration of all life and animals.

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Animal ambassadors and keepers from the zoo walked with the animals in a special procession before they were blessed as a group by the church's pastors.

After the service, they stuck around to meet and educate attendees as well as pose for pictures.

(Photo: Denver Zoo)

Anyone who attended the service was also offered free admission to the Denver Zoo.