April the Giraffe is still in the spotlight even after her baby arrived over a week ago.
Many are excited about the new baby calf, with Animal Adventure Park owner, Jordan Patch stating, “His entrance into the world was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously. Giraffes give birth standing up, which means when the calf is ready to be born, it exits its mother hooves first from six feet off the floor, making for a very exciting event!”
The live feed of April the Giraffe started in February, and from there the zoo captured national attention, according to NPR. Many tuned in to wait and see the giraffe give birth, but the live feed was taken down for a short time after someone flagged the video for having “nudity and sexual content.”
After the video was reviewed, it was put back on Youtube and where it continued to be a sensation around the world. According to the zoo’s facebook page the baby male weighed 129 pounds and was 5’9 at the time of the post.
Now they’re trying to find a name for the giraffe, and they’ve got down to the top ten.
THE VOTES ARE IN FROM ROUND 1 In alphabetical order, the top 10 most popular names: "Alyssa's Choice" Apollo Geoffrey Gio Harpur Noah Ollie Patch Patches Unity WE NOW MOVE TO ROUND 2 Vote for your favorite name! We will select our winner at 6 pm Eastern, April 30th. Announcement to be made (tentatively May 1). Vote at www.NameAprilsCalf.com