In 2017, April the giraffe became famous on YouTube after her previous pregnancy was updated there. Now, last year April the giraffe became pregnant once again.
The animal’s first pregnancy was announced on NBC’s “Today” show by Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Tajiri (tah-JEER’-ee) is the baby giraffe April gave birth to in 2017 while 232 million people watched live on YouTube during a seven-week period. The father of Tajiri also sired the new calf according to Patch.
This month, once again, April the giraffe gave birth, on Saturday, in front of a YouTube audience. At around 12:45 p.m., a healthy male calf was brought into this world by April, and more than 300,000 watched live this incredible moment, according to the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York.
According to park officials, the newborn giraffe began nursing by 1:51 p.m. and less than half an hour before that at 1:27 p.m. it was on its feet. “Success! With an average 15-month gestation, we are thankful to have a healthy calf on the ground, nursing and bonding with mom,” animal park owner Jordan Patch said. “With wild giraffe numbers plummeting annually, every calf born counts.”
April the giraffe gave birth this Saturday to a healthy male calf
The small zoo which is 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City was surprised to be witness to a giraffe birth two years ago and this year once again. The new calf is the fifth one April the giraffe gave birth to, and it is the second formed by her and Oliver, the dad of the newborn and Tajiri. Soon the new calf will be name within a naming contest that will be held soon.
The new season will have the Animal Adventure Park open on 1st of May, and you will be able to see the little one in person as long as other fans.
Tajiri, the big brother of the newborn calf, will start a family of his own according to zoo officials. Johari, an adult female giraffe, was welcomed in January in the park and she will become his spouse.
Zoo officials said big brother Tajiri, meanwhile, is on his way to starting a family of his own. The park welcomed an adult female giraffe, known as Johari, in January.