Santa Barbara Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe Asha

March 17, 2015 2:15 PM

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The Santa Barbara Zoo welcomed a new addition to its giraffe herd over the weekend with the birth of Asha, a 6-foot-4-inches tall, 182-pound calf. The tall baby was born March 14 at 4:55 a.m. ET, and met fellow calf, Buttercup, a male that was born in November, the following day.

“The calf could be out on exhibit early next week, if all continues to look good,” the zoo’s Director of Animal Programs Sheri Horiszny said in a press release. “We need to introduce the calf to the other giraffes, and to the outdoors, so it takes a while. We know people are anxious to see the calf,...

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