Animal Adventure Park's April the Giraffe - Live Birth - Archive footage
April the Giraffe's Baby Finally Has a Name!
Even after April the Giraffefinallygave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 15, fans of the mama and her new calf had to wait to find out his name. Rather than giving him one themselves, the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. hosted a contest that allowed people to suggest names for per vote, with the raised funds donated to wildlife charities and used to renovate the park.
After Erin Deitrich, a.k.a "Giraffe Mom," came to visit April and her son, someone started an online petition to name the little calf Porter, after Erin's son. While the petition received almost 500 votes, that wasn't the name that ultimately won. On Monday, the Animal Adventure Park announced onGood Morning Americathat the little calf would be named...
It might seem like a random choice, but the name actually has a beautiful backstory, as it means "Hope" in Swahili. The other nine names that were finalists were: Apollo, Geoffrey, Gio, Harpur, Noah, Ollie, Patch, Patches and Unity. The Park also said that they will call him Taj, for short.
Video: Here Is The Meaning Behind April The Giraffe's Baby Name
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