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San Francisco Zoo Names 2 Newborn Calves After Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence

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    San Francisco Zoo Names 2 Newborn Calves After Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence
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    Kudu calf Madison (left) and bongo calf Pence at SF Zoo

    The San Francisco Zoo has named two new calves born during the San Francisco Giants' pennant race and World Series after two Giants players.

    The zoo named a female kudu calf — the tallest of the African hoofstock — after the Giants' imposing 6'5" ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

    Madison was born on Oct. 11 to mom Portia and dad Jack and is doing well.

    On Oct. 22, a female eastern mountain bongo calf was born to mom Betty Jean and dad Kibo. The species is one of the most striking and critically engangered of African hoofstock, with only 100 left in the wilds of Kenya.

    The calf was named after the Giants' unique and brave right-fielder, Hunter Pence.

    Pence weighed 42 lbs at birth. Zoo visitors will likely be able to see her starting Sunday.

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