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

Fifteen-year-old April delivered in an enclosed pen at the Animal Adventure Park zoo in Harpursville on Saturday.

The giraffe who's been a media sensation for at least a month and a half finally gave birth Saturday morning.

April the giraffe's baby boy had his first visit with the veterinarian after his highly anticipated birth.

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The birth was streamed live on the YouTube channel of Animal Adventure Park and over a million people tuned in to see it.

Seconds after birth, April tenderly licked her calf, which began to slowly pick his head up from the floor of the pen.

Giraffe pregnancies usually last around 15 months.

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The funds raised from the contest will go towards help maintaining the park as well as the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, which helps the animals in the wild, and Ava's Little Heroes, an event to raise funds for children and their families to help those with epilepsy. The baby's father, five-year-old Oliver, watched from an adjacent pen.

The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. People around the world have been tuning in daily.

"You even get to decide your own spelling", the website notes. Jordan Patch, owner of the Animal Adventure Park, blamed "a handful of extremists and animal rights activists" for the interruption. A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, "I'm Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe)". The zoo plans to hold a contest to name the baby.

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Their baby won't be at Animal Adventure Park long term; he'll be sent to another zoo to prevent "incestuous mating".

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