NY zoo owner: April the giraffe's baby is 'very independent'

Adventure Park in Binghamton N.Y. a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday

Before the calf's birth, there were already fund-generating means launched by Animal Adventurr Park - an apparel line and a GoFundMe page - reportedly to properly take care of the mother-baby giraffes.

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

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

Animal Adventure Park is holding a contest to name the male calf born to April the giraffe. Baby is strong and well, nursing like a champ.

Animal Adventure Park is a privately owned zoo in Harpursville about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

The wait for April to give birth raised global interest with a livestream leading up to the birth.

Less than an hour after the calf was born, it started to stand up on its legs while April assisted him.

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The park says the money will be used to help with giraffe conservation efforts and continued improvements at Animal Adventure Park.

Patch called the birth "unnerving" to watch.

The internet-famous baby giraffe, however, still does not have a name, according to Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park, who appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to ask for the public's help in naming the calf. This is his first offspring.

The zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at almost $139,000 by Sunday night.

The contest is being held for 10 days, and then a second round of voting, which will be narrowed down to the top 10 names, will be held for five days.

The newborn is April's fourth calf but Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf. It was quickly restored, and has attracted millions of loyal viewers since.

You can follow the baby's progress there, and through regular text updates.

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