Baby giraffe steps out at Santa Barbara Zoo

2014-11-19 12:02
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Santa Barbara - The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby giraffe born last week at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

KEYT-TV reports that "Buttercup" began exploring the giraffe exhibit on Monday under the watchful eye of his mother Audrey.

Buttercup was born on Thursday. He's already 84kg and over 1.8 metres tall.

After a few sure steps, the young calf broke out in a run, much to the delight of children on hand for the public debut.

Buttercup will soon have a playmate. Betty Lou the giraffe is expecting, and is due in March.

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