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Santa Barbara Zoo surprised by baby giraffe

January 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Officials at the Santa Barbara Zoo were pleasantly surprised when they found a baby giraffe.

The mother giraffe, named Audrey, had just come from the Los Angeles Zoo, but no one knew she was pregnant. So when Daniel arrived, zoo officials thought he was a stuffed animal because the zoo just had three females, but a quick check revealed otherwise.

Both Daniel and Audrey are doing fine, but it will be another month or two before Daniel will be ready to see visitors. He is just two weeks old now.