If you are like me you have been watching and waiting and watching and waiting some more in anticipation for April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY. If you aren't familiar with the story. April, the mommy, is a 15 year old giraffe and Oliver the proud papa is 5 years old. This is April's 4th calf and Oliver's first.
April stealing Oliver's hay, while Oliver steals a kiss!
Animal Adventure Park began a live Youtube feed while awaiting the birth of their first giraffe calf and hundreds of thousands people joined in to watch for the upcoming arrival. Since giraffe's are pregnant for about 15 months and they weren't positive when conception occurred it was a bit longer of a wait than most thought it would be.
The belly the world watched for the last two months!
Well, the suspense is finally over! With over 1 million people watching April gave birth to her sweet baby and it's a BOY!! April's calf was born the morning of April 15th and is absolutely adorable!
Now that the much anticipated arrival has finally happened he needs a name and the park is asking for your help to pick one!To help name April's baby and contribute to giraffe conservation go here nameaprilscalf.com.
Watch this video to learn more about the birth of this cutie and the naming contest.
If you missed the LIVE birth and are interested in watching it you can watch it in the video below. *Warning: This content may be a little graphic for some people, it does contain a LIVE birth after all.
What do you think April's charming baby boy should be named?
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