Animals and Insects

April The Giraffe Gives Birth To Fifth Calf

The giraffe the internet fell in love with in 2017 just had another baby.

April The Giraffe Gives Birth To Fifth Calf
Animal Adventure Park

The internet's favorite giraffe has done it again. April gave birth to a healthy baby boy Saturday afternoon.

In case you have no clue what I'm talking about: April is a 17-year-old giraffe residing at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. The park is "an interactive, educational animal park; designed to promote up close and hands-on animal encounters." 

In 2017, the last time April was pregnant, the park decided to set up a livestream of her barn to allow visitors to see her progress through the off-season.

The world watched and waited for months before April gave birth. When she finally did, over a million people tuned in. This time was a little less dramatic, with only around 300,000 tuning in on YouTube.

The park's owner pointed to this birth as a necessary step in conservation, saying in a press release: "With wild giraffe numbers plummeting annually, every calf born counts.”

Now that the baby's finally here, you should probably start brainstorming names. The park will launch a naming contest soon, and proceeds will support giraffe conservation initiatives. My vote for this one is "Nnamdi."