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Betty White paid to evacuate animals from Audubon Aquarium after Katrina

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Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday.

NEW ORLEANS – As the world mourned the loss of famous actress Betty White, the Audubon Aquarium shared a previously unknown story of White’s generosity.

According to an Audubon Aquarium spokesperson, White paid for a private jet to fly otters and penguins to the Monterey Bay Aquarium after Hurricane Katrina.

“It was only after the flight that Audubon found out that Betty White had paid for part of the flight,” Audubon spokeswoman Annie Matherne said. “Betty has been a staunch animal advocate and conservationist. She didn’t want any hype surrounding her role in the relocation; she just wanted to help how she could. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a true friend.”

Tom Dyer, who was taking care of birds at the Audubon Aquarium at the time, Share the story on Twitter after Wyatt’s death.

Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday.

The popular comedian’s career spanned more than 80 years, including roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls”.

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