After over two months of waiting, the internet has shared in April the Giraffe’s birth process.
April the giraffe welcomed a baby boy Saturday morning (4/15) as more than a million animal lovers tuned in. It's her fourth calf, but the first to be born in the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. The newborn's weight is not known yet, but a six-foot calf normally weighs up to 150-pounds.
The zoo began livestreaming video of April's pen on February 10th attracting millions of viewers around the world. She was pregnant for 16-months. Park officials will hold a contest to determine the calf's name. It costs a dollar to submit an entry but proceeds go to giraffe preservation. Go to www.nameaprilscalf.com to submit your entry.
You can continue to monitor April and her calf via the stream. Since it takes about 14 months to wean a baby giraffe, there will be plenty of family bonding to witness.