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April the giraffe's calf finally has a name

April the giraffe at Animal Adventure Park's calf

April the giraffe at Animal Adventure Park's calf finally has a name. Photo Credit: AP

April the giraffe's calf finally has a name, Tajiri, meaning hope, which was selected by giraffe keeper Allysa Swilley. The keepers announced they will call the calf "Taj" has a nickname and the funds raised through the voting process will be split to help Giraffe Conservation Efforts, Ava's Little Heroes, and Animal Adventure Park. 

April is a 15-year-old residing at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York who captured worldwide attention during the end of her fourth pregnancy in recent weeks. Fans waited in anticipation for the arrival of her new bundle of joy and were captivated by the Animal Adventure Park’s Giraffe Cam, which watched her every movement and broadcast it live to an international audience. The park used Facebook to update users on how April was doing and held Q & A sessions to answer their questions.

The live cam of April's journey wasn’t without controversy, however. YouTube briefly removed the content after receiving complaints that the material was "sexually explicit" and involved nudity.


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