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Meet Sandy Hope The Most Hopeful Baby Giraffe In The World

The giraffe was named Sandy Hope in remembrance of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members.

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A female Rothschild giraffe, named Sandy Hope, stands next to it's mother at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut April 2, 2013. The endangered subspecies was born on March 22 at the private preserve and breeding ground for wild animals.

20 Students Killed:

Charlotte Bacon
Daniel Barden
Olivia Engel
Josephine Gay
Ana M. Marquez-Greene
Dylan Hockley
Madeleine F. Hsu
Catherine V. Hubbard
Chase Kowalski
Jesse Lewis
James Mattioli
Grace McDonnell
Emilie Parker
Jack Pinto
Noah Pozner
Caroline Previdi
Jessica Rekos
Avielle Richman
Benjamin Wheeler
Allison N. Wyatt

6 Staff Members Killed:

Rachel Davino
Dawn Hocksprung
Anne Marie Murphy
Lauren Russeau
Mary Sherlach
Victoria Soto

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