April the giraffe's fans smash YouTube viewing records

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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

April became internet famous when her pregnancy was live-streamed by the zoo, which is located in rural New York, three hours northwest of New York City.

According to the team, the calf weighs 129 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall.

The birth was video streamed live from Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, attracting viewers from Facebook and Youtube. Now, Animal Adventure Park wants you to help name the calf.

Patch said the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process was a huge factor in drawing crowds.

April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a male calf.

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The zoo began streaming live footage of April's pen on February 10, but the feed was briefly banned from YouTube for "nudity and sexual content" two weeks later. In between the cam's launch and payoff, an apparel line sprang up dedicated to the pregnant April, as well as a GoFundMe page to shower the zoo with funds to care for calf when it arrived. Animal Adventure has not announced a height and weight for April's calf.

April the giraffe's calf is nursing strongly and his mother is recovering "perfectly", said officials with Animal Adventure Park on Sunday after a morning veterinarian check with the newborn. "You even get to decide your own spelling".

The zoo said participants can "vote on any name or names" for the next 10 days.

"It's too amusing that Baby G is camera shy (unlike #AprilTheGiraffe) and chooses the one corner we can't see - well played baby boy!" commented one Twitter user.

Animal Adventure The park will continue to improve the animal and guest experiences at the park with further improvements and projects - helping further our message and mission of education.

The newborn is April's fourth calf but Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf.

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