While life may feel paused for some, for others it's carrying on as usual, and in truly beautiful ways. An uplifting example of this is that a giraffe at a New Orleans zoo gave birth to her baby girl named "Hope" just over a week ago, and they've both been doing well ever since. What's especially impressive is the baby giraffe's size, which, if you do the math, surpasses the average American male. 

According to Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, their newest giraffe, Hope, was born to Sue Ellen on Monday, April 6 and, despite being just over a week old, is six-feet-tall and a whopping 189 pounds.

Hope was born at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, and her name is especially fitting for what our world is going through today.

We're all aware that giraffes grow into massive, majestic creatures given time. What we didn't realize is just how little of time it actually takes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American adult male is 5.75-feet-tall, which, is shorter than a one-week-old giraffe! That's unsettling.

The CDC says that this statistic applies to males that are 20 years and older. So, if you're under 20, you've still got time to surpass the average baby giraffe.

Just, don't get your "hopes" up.

The video above shows Hope thriving alongside her mom. According to the video, she's the thirteenth member of the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center giraffe herd.

Hope is only the eighth baby giraffe they've had thus far.

Above, you can see photos of Hope and Sue Ellen living their daily lives.

The caption of the series of photos included a quote from Audubon Nature Institute' President and CEO Ron Forman, saying, "May we all take comfort in the reminder that, even in the darkest of days, life continues, undaunted."

We can't wait to see the progress and growth Hope makes alongside her giraffe family.

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