Here's how you can help name April the giraffe's baby boy

Here's how you can help name April the giraffe's baby boy

Here's how you can help name April the giraffe's baby boy

The zoo says funds raised in this effort will go towards giraffe conservation efforts, Ava's Little Heroes, and towards the Animal Adventure Park itself.

Animal Adventure Park confirmed that the calf weighs 129 pounds (58.5 kilograms) and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75 meters).

The zoo team said April has recovered "perfectly" and is eating "everything in sight".

April the giraffe's baby boy is taking his first few steps and "nursing like a champ" at the NY zoo where he was born, but the little guy still needs a name.

The baby is nursing well.

April became internet famous when her pregnancy was live-streamed by the zoo, which is located in rural New York, three hours northwest of New York City. People all over the world patiently tuned in for her birth, and on 7:00 a.m. ET, April 15, she began her labor and gave birth shortly before 10:00 a.m. ET.

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch appeared on Good Morning America Monday, April 17, and said both April and her newborn are thriving. Mom and baby had a great day!

YouTube said Monday that April the giraffe's livestream is officially the second-most-watched live channel in company history.

April's zookeepers wrote in a Facebook update: "Yesterday many of you noticed the "giraffe cha-cha" where April was trying to step on the toes of our vet, and more or less she was telling him she was done with his advances". This is his first offspring.

April has her own website and even an apparel line. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at almost $139,000 by Sunday night. The zoo says there will be a contest to name the newborn.

A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, "I'm Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe)".

Though some fans got frustrated when April's due date of mid-January to mid-February came and went, many others continued to tune in.

Animal Adventure park is now closed to the public and will open in mid-May.

But just how many loyal viewers were there? The calf was born hooves-first, followed by its snout.

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