updated 09/01/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/01/2011 AT 3:45 PM ET
In the calm before the storm, there was a moment of chaos at the Central Park Zoo.
Last weekend, Hurricane Irene threatened to cause devastation across the eastern seaboard, and as New York City prepared for the storm’s arrival, staffers at the Central Park Zoo encountered an 8-lb. surprise: a newborn lamb.