5 things to know about April the giraffe and her calf

More than 1.2 million viewers watched the birth in real time thanks to Animal Adventure's livestream.

Animal Adventure Park is giving all of April's fans a chance to further their bond by helping to choose a name for her baby. However, it was nowhere close to the most-viewed live-streaming event in YouTube's history: That's the Red Bull Stratos space jump by skydiver Felix Baumgartner in October 2012, which more than 8 million people watched live concurrently on YouTube.

April the Giraffe FINALLY gives birth, but what should baby's name be?

Fundraising will be split between giraffe conservation efforts, Ava's Little Heroes (campaign to support families and children with epilepsy), and the Animal Adventure Park. Zoo owner Jordan Patch says both mom and calf are doing fine.

The zoo is in Harpursville, New York, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

April is also recovering well and eating heartily, her keepers report.

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While the humans are focusing on a name, April and her calf will be working on bonding.

April has her own website and even an apparel line. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at more than $134,000 by Saturday night.

April's labor began at approximately 7:20 am this morning and the calf was born at Animal Adventure in Harpursville, NY on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:53 am.

The new calf's vital statistics were not announced, but newborn giraffes usually weigh around 150 pounds (68.04 kilograms) and are about 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall at birth.

The feed was launched in February and quickly picked up an intense following of viewers hoping to catch the first glimpses of a baby giraffe.

Patch says the baby will stay here until the weening process is complete, which can take about 8 to 15 months.

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