Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

April's giraffe calf height, weight revealed

April's giraffe calf height, weight revealed

According to The Associated Press, at least 1.2 million people watched the event on the Animal Adventure Park's YouTube page.

April the giraffe and her boy calf are doing well after a vet check today.

The adorable little guy stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 129 pounds, Animal Adventure Park reports.

It finally happened. After 16 months, April the giraffe finally delivered her fourth calf at Animal Adventure Park. But eventually, after the baby is weaned, it will move on to be paired with young females at another zoo, where it will produce calves of its own, Patch said. April's almost 16-month pregnancy culminated this Saturday, when she gave birth to her calf after being in labor for two hours.

Less than an hour after the calf was born, it started to stand up on its legs while April assisted him.

Prior to the calf's birth on Saturday at around 10 a.m., many people had questioned whether April the giraffe's labor is just an April Fool's prank.

April is very protective of her lovely son, as many new mothers are wont to be. The proud papa, a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver, watched from an adjacent pen.

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

April's fans can continue to watch mother and baby on livestream now. Animal Adventure Park also has a GoFundMepage, and fans who want to see the giraffes up close can go to upstate NY to meet them.

April has her own website and even an apparel line. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at more than $125,000 on Saturday morning. After those 10 days the zoo will reveal the top 10 most popular entries, and then open up voting on those names for an additional five days.

You can follow the baby's progress there, and through regular text updates. It was quickly restored, and has attracted millions of loyal viewers since.

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