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'Hope' the giraffe born in New Orleans amid pandemic


April 12, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans welcomed a new resident, a baby giraffe named Hope.

Sue Ellen, a middle-aged giraffe at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, gave birth Monday, according to a Friday news release.

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman said Hope was the perfect name for the calf, especially as New Orleans has been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

"What name could be more fitting than 'Hope" in these challenging times?" Forman said. "Hope is what has sustained our community through seemingly insurmounta...

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