South Carolina Zoo Names New Baby Giraffe 'Amelia' to Honor Local Girl Who Battled Brain Cancer

Four years ago, a very sick 8-year-old girl named Amelia Attaway’s last wish was to spend a day behind-the-scenes at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina, meeting and feeding the giraffes. Tragically, the young animal lover, who had a special affinity for the long-necked species, lost her battle with brain cancer in 2014, reports NBC WYFF 4 News.

Fortunately, Amelia’s family and the zoo she enjoyed so much have found a sweet, unique way to honor the much beloved...

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