It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male

Many people speculated on when she would have her baby, but on April 15 the calf finally came! On Feb. 10, 2017, he set up the live YouTube cam that streamed 24/7 from the AAP's giraffe barn and April's stall.

The unnamed baby giraffe checks in at about six-feet tall and 150-pounds.

The park says this is the first calf there, and is April's fourth and Oliver's first. The new calf is the first giraffe born at Animal Adventure Park.

According to their website, the public can submit potential names for the male calf and/or vote for their favorite names.

The zoo team said April has recovered "perfectly" and is eating "everything in sight".

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A 4-hour video of the birth posted to YouTube has garnered 13.6 million views in fewer than 24 hours.

The not-so-little bundle of joy was welcomed at Animal Adventure Park Saturday morning after months of watching April's stomach grow. April was pregnant for 16 months, a month longer than the average giraffe gestation period. "The fact that you'll get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth - that's neat". Animal Adventure's owner, Jordan Patch, has described the global attention as "overwhelming" for him and his four-member staff, who also care for 200 other animals.

Its gender was not yet known, and its name will be determined through a competition run by the park.

The zoo is now closed to the public and will open in mid-May.

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