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Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Second Baby Giraffe

Betty Lou Gave Birth to Sunshine This Sunday


Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Betty Lou and Sunshine
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Betty Lou and Sunshine

The Santa Barbara Zoo welcomed its second baby giraffe in 10 days when Betty Lou gave birth to Sunshine this Sunday. Sunshine, a female, joins her cousin Dane, a male, who was delivered by Audrey last week. “Though [Sunshine] looks dainty, she is quite the fighter and is 6'0" and 133 pounds,” said Sheri Horiszny, the zoo's director of animal programs. Both calves and their moms won't be on display for several days as the Masai herd acclimates to its new additions. “Betty Lou is being a very attentive mother, and is exhibiting more protective behaviors than Audrey did, so barn visits are limited to Zoo staff for the near future,” said Horiszny.

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