April the Giraffe finally has her calf

@FayeHazel (18027)
United States
April 20, 2017 10:17am CST
I know it happened a few days ago already - but April the giraffe finally had her calf. I know people had been following her for months, but I first became aware of her about a month ago. Actually, I became aware of April in a really odd way. On my social media account I saw a video clip of a heavily pregnant woman, wearing a realistic giraffe mask. The woman was pacing about, stretching, etc. I had no idea what it was all about, until someone told me that the world had been watching April, a pregnant giraffe - via webcam. I didn't follow April extensively - though I had friends who did. There was something peaceful about watching the tall mammal walk around her pen, socialize with Ollie (the giraffe in the next stall, her "boyfriend") and watching her interact with the keepers that would come in and check on her. I didn't watch the birth, live. To be honest, I don't know how I feel about that. Part of me wanted April to have privacy. On the other hand she's a giraffe - and doesn't know the concept of camera, or people watching her. April's calf is a male and the zoo is holding a fundraiser. For $5 you can suggest 5 names for the calf. If it were a girl my suggest would have been May, or June. I really like keeping with the idea of months - so for this male calf - I think August/Auggie or Jan/January.... What is your opinion of April Giraffe? What would you name the calf?
Pregnant mammal has captured a global audience via livestream
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Apr 17
"Spots" @FayeHazel .
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Apr 17
Apt. Lol
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Oooo spotty dotty!
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Apr 17
@FayeHazel There ya go.
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@nomus24g (23004)
• India
20 Apr 17
whats the big deal about it?? I mean is there any precursor to this news?
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Apr 17
Lol lighten up. Somebody just gave birth.
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@nomus24g (23004)
• India
20 Apr 17
@sol_cee I understand that...but across the globe, so many newborns are there, so why to focus on this Giraffe ??
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I'm not sure why April in particular stirred up so much attention. I don't think the zoo was expecting it to become this popular, either.
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@Trensue (5256)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I thought it was a hoax - she seemed pregnant forever.
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Apr 17
Lol
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I know right, some people were thinking so...
@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Well, congratulations to April!!! I think I would name the male giraffe Beau, a rich, fashionable young man; a dandy.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Oh that's a cool name. I know someone named Bo - though he's more of a donkey than a giraffe....
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
20 Apr 17
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@Corbin5 I was gonna say another word that is another name for donkey, but I didn't think it would be polite on here, lol
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
21 Apr 17
April probably already have a name for her baby giraffe ..lol .. but since the mama giraffe was named after a month, maybe the baby can be named after the day of the week she was born ..
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
21 Apr 17
Oh that's a good idea! I think it was born on Sunday -- So, Sunny, maybe?
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr 17
I would name him Reggie. Or Buzz.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I like it! Butch or Spike.... lol :-)
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@Hate2Iron (7858)
• Canada
20 Apr 17
LOL... I haven't a clue off the top of my head! I wonder how many names will be submitted... okay just thought of two names... the middle names of each of my children, my husband's and my middle name and the middle name of my great grandmother lol!
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Lol, now I'm curious what all of your middle names are
@Kandae11 (37122)
20 Apr 17
My question is how long did it take April to give birth - and is the length of time normal?
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I think once she came into labor it was only little over an hour. However during my stint of following her - I learned that giraffes can be pregnant up to 15 months. Wow!
@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Apr 17
April Junior!
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Jr.! :-)
@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I saw the pregnant lady video for 1 minute then stopped it was stupid in my opinion. Also barely paid attention to april, as noone knew when she was going to have the baby and wasn't wasting my time watching a giraffe stand around . Lol
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
I know, that pregnant gal, I thought it was disturbing... I was like.... Alllllllriiiiiighty then. It was a few days later someone told me about April the Giraffe and it all made sense.
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@Sambriel (623)
20 Apr 17
@FayeHazel for me I'll go with 'Pril' since the calf was born in April, I mean you wouldn't want repetition of names now would you?
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
20 Apr 17
And 'Pril is so much nicer than Ape (since it's a giraffe and not a Monkey) lol
@responsiveme (16360)
• India
26 Apr 17
I got to hear of this from you..I like your choice of names
@TRBRocks420 (77735)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Apr 17
Glad to hear she finally had her calf, it's about time lol.
@Ronrybs (7342)
• London, England
21 Apr 17
I've been faintly aware of the great giraffe story, but didn't really know what was about until I saw the news the other morning