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April the giraffe's calf is nursing strongly and his mother is recovering "perfectly", said officials with Animal Adventure Park on Sunday after a veterinarian check with the newborn.

The adorable little guy stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 129 pounds, Animal Adventure Park reports.

The zoo's owner says the newborn will stay with April until he is weaned, which can take six months or longer.

It may seem absurd that more than a million people all across the globe patiently waited for the birth of a baby giraffe, but that's exactly what happened when April the giraffe finally gave birth to her baby calf last Saturday at a New York Zoo.

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.

"We're going to see that baby and mom really develop a lovely bond", Patch said.

"We're actually going to have the world help us vote on that name", Patch said on "GMA".

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. This is his first offspring. You even get to decide your own spelling. The money will be used for the care of the animals.

April and the baby will be introduced to the public when the park opens for the season next month.

"For about 10 days, you can vote on any name or names you choose for April's new calf", according to the website.

Those have included a parody of the live-stream by a pregnant woman, a day-by-day analysis of pregnancy signs, baby showers for April, and people anxiously awaiting the big event. Their population has plunged from as many as 163,000 in 1985 to just over 97,000 previous year, International Union for Conservation of Nature reported.

As quite expected, the baby's front hooves came out first, followed by the snout.


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