April the giraffe gives birth to fifth calf

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April The Giraffe is About to Give Birth Again

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April the giraffe has gone viral again, because she has just given birth to her fifth calf.

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The giraffe went into labor Saturday morning and delivered her baby just after 12:40 p.m. The birth took place at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, and was livestreamed on social media.

The calf is April's second since arriving at Animal Adventure Park in 2015

In April 2017, more than 1 million people around the world tuned into the much-anticipated live birth of April's fourth calf, Tajiri. For months, fans watched livestreams daily as they waited for Tajiri's arrival.

Animal Adventure Park announced April was pregnant again in July 2018, and supporters were once again able to follow the mother’s pregnancy online.

Now, the zookeepers will be deciding on a name.

The name of April's fourth calf, Tajiri, which means "hope" and "confidence" in Swahili, was chosen after an online voting contest.

FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf.  (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)
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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)