What will April the Giraffe's calf be named? Here are the top 10 contenders

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

After months of anticipation, April the Giraffe of New York’s Animal Adventure Park gave birth to her fourth calf on April 15. 

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The male calf has yet to be named. 

Animal Adventure Park put out a call to fans to submit names to be considered for the newborn. 

Participants of the contest paid $1 each to submit a minimum of five votes at NameAprilsCalf.com.

The park revealed the top 10 names Wednesday on social media. 

In the post, Animal Adventure Park said the calf has quite the personality. 

In no particular order, the top 10 names are as follows:

  • Unity
  • Patches
  • Patch
  • Peter
  • Harpur
  • Geoffrey
  • Apollo
  • Ollie
  • Noah
  • Allysa’s Choice

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The park will hold another vote to determine the winning name. The winning name is expected to be announced about five days after the last round of voting begins, according to the park.

Animal Adventure Park said proceeds from the voting will benefit the park, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and Ava’s Little Heroes, an event that supports local families whose children experience unexpected medical expenses.

Animal Adventure Park is a for-profit organization.

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Rare, 400-pound crocodile gets surgery at Florida zoo

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 6:43 PM

A crocodile. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A 13-year-old Orinoco crocodile was taken into surgery at the Zoo Hospital in Miami on Friday to treat an infected wound.

A team of zoo staff veterinarians operated on the croc’s left wrist when “something, probably another cranky crocodile, took a bite out of it,” the Miami Herald reports.

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Orinoco crocodiles are a rare, endangered species that reside in fresh-water areas of the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela, the zoo told the Herald. They can grow up to 15 feet long.

The zoo’s 10-foot reptile resides at the “Amazon and Beyond” exhibit, according to the Herald. Veterinarians did routine screenings before operating on the crocodile, which included X-rays and blood tests.

The nearly 400-pound crocodile is currently recovering at the hospital and will remain there for a few days until the wound heals. 

Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 5:36 PM

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins. (Photo: WFXT)

The body of former football star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez will be moved to a funeral home in Connecticut this weekend, just days after he apparently took his own life in jail. 

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His family sent a statement Saturday, thanking the public for offering condolences and complying with the family’s request for privacy:

"The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you for the thoughtful expressions of condolences. We wish to say goodbye to Aaron in a private ceremony and thank everyone in advance for affording us a measure of privacy during this difficult time."

The family wishes to remain private during the funeral, to which the media will not be allowed.

Hernandez’s body was taken from Massachusetts to the O’Brien Funeral Home in Bristol, Connecticut.

Mother hopes new sketches will help find son 38 years after kidnapping

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 6:01 PM

An age progression sketch of

A mother whose son was kidnapped just days after he was born believes she will one day find him.

"I wonder about him, pray about him. I pray he's OK," Donna Green said.

Green's son, Raymond, was kidnapped nearly 40 years ago. She believes a woman who befriended her at the hospital took him.

"I was standing at the nursery, looking at the window, looking at my son, when this young lady came up to me and asked which one was my son. I pointed at him," Green said.

The woman introduced herself as Lisa Morris on Nov. 1, 1978, at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Green was 16 years old at the time and had just given birth.

"She said how beautiful he was. I asked he why she was there. She said her sister just had a baby," Green said.

Green checked out of the hospital five days later and Morris showed up at her southwest Atlanta apartment uninvited.

"She said she wanted to see how I was doing and how the baby was doing. That's when my radar went up a bit," she said.

Green left her son with her brother to go take a shower and when she returned, her brother was asleep and the baby was gone.

Police have now released an age-progressed sketch of the child and the woman who they say kidnapped him.

"I want him to know that I never stopped looking for him, and I never will. I believe in my heart he will come home," Green said.

The mother hopes the new sketches will help police continue their search.

If you know anything about the case, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Campbell's soup recalled due to labeling

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 4:40 PM

Cambell's Soup is recalling some of its soup because it is mislabeled. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of chicken soup due to mislabeling.

“Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” 18.6 oz. cans with a best buy date of Feb. 13, 2019, have been recalled. The cans have EST. 4R written on the bottom of them.

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The cans were filled with the wrong soup; Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth, which contains milk. The soup was put in the chicken with whole grain pasta labeled cans, which does not have milk on the product label.

There are no reports of illnesses. Consumers who purchased these products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.