Animal Adventure Park is a privately owned zoo in Harpursville about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
According to the team, the calf weighs 129 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Seconds after birth, April tenderly licked her calf, which began to slowly pick his head up from the floor of the pen. About 45 minutes after it was born, the calf stood on its wobbly legs for the first time while mom helped keep her baby steady. The zoo says funds raised in this effort will go towards giraffe conservation efforts, Ava's Little Heroes, and towards the Animal Adventure Park itself.
Patch called the birth "unnerving" to watch.
After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a NY zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue event.
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Millions of people around the USA and the world flocked to their screens early Saturday morning when April the giraffe went into labor.
On Saturday, April 15, the Animal Adventure Park's "Giraffe Cam" channel scored its biggest day, with more than 14 million live views.
April is said to have recovered perfectly and is eating "everything in sight". The money will be used for the care of the animals. The zoo began streaming from April's enclosure in February. There people can submit potential names for the male calf and/or vote for their favorite names.
The first signs of April's active labor appeared around 7:20 a.m. on April 15. Calves start walking about half an hour after birth.
April will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between six to 10 months. The upstate NY zoo plans to hold a contest to name him. It is now closed and will open to the public in mid-May.