He's how tall? Birth stats out for April the giraffe's calf

Wait is over for April the giraffe You Tube star and new mom

It finally happened. After 16 months, April the giraffe finally delivered her fourth calf at Animal Adventure Park. Viewers were rewarded on Saturday: at about 10 a.m. April gave birth to a male calf. Zoo owner Jordan Patch says both mom and calf are doing fine. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience of more than a million viewers.

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The long-awaited offspring of internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as strong and "very independent".

April the giraffe's baby boy is taking his first few steps and "nursing like a champ" at the NY zoo where he was born, but the little guy still needs a name.

Mr Patch also said that Oliver, the father, was quite "inquisitive" over his new son and was getting "nose-to-nose" with the calf. According to April's official Twitter account, the baby weighed 129 pounds and measured 5 feet, 9 inches.

April has her own website and even an apparel line. The zoo is now running a promotion to name him, and through it they are raising money for three important causes: the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, which protects giraffes out in the wild; Ava's Little Heroes, which supports families in the local area whose children experience unexpected medical emergencies; and Animal Adventure Park itself, helping to improve guest experience and the park's educational mission. He took his first wobbly steps Sunday, and had a great day with mom April.

Animal Adventure park is now closed to the public and will open in mid-May.

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

The wait for April to give birth raised global interest with a livestream leading up to the birth. The money will be used for the care of the animals.

The zoo is in Harpursville, New York, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City. It's a male! For about 10 days you can vote on any name or names you choose for April's new calf.

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