Public gets first glimpse of baby giraffe born in Santa Barbara

This Monday, March 28, 2016 photo provided by the Santa Barbara Zoo shows a newborn baby giraffe and its mother, Audrey, in Santa Barbara, Calif. The unnamed Masai giraffe was born Saturday, March 26. (Santa Barbara Zoo/ via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby Masai giraffe born over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

The zoo posted online video Monday of the still-unnamed calf bonding with its mother, Audrey, behind the scenes in their barn.

The calf, born Saturday, is already 191 pounds and over 6 feet tall.

There’s no word on when the newborn will be introduced into the giraffe exhibit for viewing by zoo visitors.

The Ventura County Star newspaper reports that it’s the fourth birth for Audrey at the zoo. Her last calf, Buttercup, was born in November 2014.

The zoo’s other female giraffe, Betty Lou, is in her third pregnancy and is expected to give birth in July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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