SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (FOX 11) - A baby giraffe was recently born at the Santa Barbara Zoo -- and he spent the day out and about with his mom this weekend!
The Masai Giraffe calf named Chad measured at 6 feet, 6 inches tall and 191 pounds, officials said.
It's a boy! The Masai giraffe calf born here at the Santa Barbara Zoo on Saturday night is a strong, healthy male. The SBZ animal care team conducted his exam today and are excited to let us know he measured in at 6 ft. 6 in. and 191 lbs! At this point in time, baby is bonding with mother Audrey in the giraffe barn and is not yet visible to the public. Stay tuned to this page for more info to come - including this "little" guy's name! To learn more about the Santa Barbara Zoo giraffe herd and on becoming a sponsor, visit http://www.sbzoo.org/animals/giraffe-calves/.
The zoo shared photos of Chad and his mother Audrey on its Facebook page.
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