With more than one million viewers watching, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a healthy male calf at on Saturday morning at the Animal Adventure Park in New York! 15 year old April gave birth on April 15th to a 5 foot 9, 129 pound baby male giraffe. He stood up just 45 minutes after he was born and began nursing soon after. Which is pretty impressive considering that giraffes give birth standing up and their babies fall several feet, head first, to the ground. YIKES! Meanwhile, the zoo staff says April has recovered perfectly and is eating everything in sight. AS SHE SHOULD BE! The zoo will now allow the public to vote on what the baby boy’s name should be. Any ideas? I VOTE BABY IAN! LOL!
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