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Birmingham leaders make giraffe want come true for TWG Estonia sumo wrestler

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – A 17-year-old sumo wrestler from Estonia, who was in Birmingham for The World Games 2022, bought her want Tuesday. She bought to feed a giraffe on the Birmingham Zoo.

Eva-Maria Raudsepp, the one Estonian feminine sumo wrestler at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, in addition to the youngest and smallest feminine sumo at The Games, got here to Birmingham with out household or pals. As her competitors wrapped up Sunday, she started feeling homesick.

Her staff’s attaché, Carla Blakey, Ph.D., requested if there was something she needed to do earlier than leaving Birmingham. The 17-year-old athlete replied with a request to see a giraffe. She mentioned she had heard American zoos have them. They’re her favourite animal.

Thanks to Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin, The World Games 2022 and the Birmingham Zoo, Raudsepp’s want got here true.

The Birmingham Zoo is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, however when Mayor Woodfin discovered concerning the younger lady’s want, he referred to as Chris Pfefferkorn, the zoo’s president & CEO, and preparations have been made to supply Raudsepp with a particular, non-public hour-long tour on Tuesday morning.

Raudsepp and Mayor Woodfin shared a number of moments with Willow, one of many zoo’s giraffes.

‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes want come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at The World Games 2022(City of Birmingham)
‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes wish come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at The World...
‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes want come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at The World Games 2022(City of Birmingham)
‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes wish come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at The World...
‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes want come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at The World Games 2022(City of Birmingham)

“It’s unbelievable that I’m right here,” she mentioned. “I’ve all the time needed to see a giraffe. It is my favourite animal.”

‘It’s unbelievable’: Birmingham makes want come true for Estonian sumo wrestler at TWG SOURCE: TWG

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