Irene Hope

Irene Hope, born in a stable at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo, on Saturday, Aug. 27, as NYC braced for the roar of Hurricane Irene. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Lamb Born At Central Park Zoo As Irene Approached New York City

Amid all the chaotic preparations for Tropical Storm Irene, workers at the Central Park Zoo on Saturday found a lamb was born in a stable cuddled up against its mother. The lamb has been named Irene Hope.