Happiness in Harpursville: April the Giraffe Gives Birth Again
The world's most famous giraffe couldn't wait until April to give birth at her home in Broome County.
April the Giraffe gave birth to a male calf Saturday afternoon at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville.
According to a news release from the park, the calf began emerging just before 11 a.m. and arrived on the ground at 12:43 p.m.
The baby giraffe was on his feet by 1:27 p.m. and nursing at 1:51 p.m.
The calf is the second for Oliver, April's companion at Animal Adventure Park.
Animal Adventure Jordan Patch said both mom and her newborn are doing "wonderfully."
According to the park's news release, more than 300,000 viewers watched the birth as it happened.
While that's a big audience, it was only a fraction of the number of viewers who witnessed the birth of Tajiri via the so-called Giraffe Cam in April 2017. 1.2 million people are said to have viewed that event.
The new calf has no name yet but a naming contest will get underway soon.
Giraffe lovers will be able to visit April and friends when the park opens for the season on May 1.
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