With all of the craziness of the coronavirus pandemic happening right now, it can be hard to find the positive in anything. Our news feeds are packed with one negative thing after another. Well, the Audubon Nature Institute decided to change that after a baby giraffe was born.
A middle-aged giraffe called Sue Ellen gave birth to a healthy baby at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center. The adorable newborn giraffe weighed in at a whopping 189 pounds on the day of her delivery, April 6th.
“So far, the little baby is doing really fantastic. It is up walking around, it has been nursing from its mom, it’s doing everything that a baby giraffe needs to do,” curator Michelle Hatwood says. The facility is located in New Orleans, which has been struck by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Because of the challenging time that everyone is facing right now, they decided to name the newborn Hope. There isn’t a better fitting name out there for this young giraffe. Hope is happy and healthy, living with 13 other giraffes.