For the second time in two weeks, a male giraffe at the Santa Barbara zoo has become a father.
Betty Lou, a five year old Masai giraffe, gave birth to a female giraffe Sunday.
On April 18th, the zoo’s other adult female giraffe, Audrey, gave birth to a male giraffe.
The zoo’s adult male giraffe, Michael, is the father of the zoo’s two new additions.
The births are part of an effort by West Coast zoos to try to increase the genetic diversity of Masai giraffes.