Transcript for Millions waiting for viral sensation April the giraffe's calf to be named
We're going to move on to April. You know, the giraffe, so many of you watched it. The viral sensation captivating millions worldwide. The birth over the weekend the. Healthy baby. First, let's get more from T.J. Holmes. April has done a phenomenal job. Reporter: It finally happened. The eagerly anticipated wait came to an end Saturday. We are in labor! 100%! So tune in! Reporter: Over 1 million people around the world watched live as April, the giraffe, gave birth. It's a boy. We have a baby. Reporter: At 5 a 9, and 129 pounds, the not so little guy made the most public of entrances. A little shaky at first. Working on his footing, as his proud mother watched her calf carefully take his first steps. Labor lasted only two hours. Sunday was spend with snuggles, milk, and a nap. The giraffe cam captivated millions since February. Making April an instant internet sensation. Since launching the cam in February, the park says nearly 300 million people have viewed the live stream. For "Good morning America," T.J. Holmes, ABC news, New York. Thank you, to T.J., for that. And Jordan patch joins us right now. The owner of the park. We have been watching you feed that little boit. He's hungry and has some tongue on him. This is -- this here, we have mom. This is April. He's certainly making up -- yeah this is mom. So, she's a little hungry after such a neat labor process and birthing. How is she doing? How is dad? They're doing absolutely great. Mom had a perfect delivery. Perfect birthing. Been a phenomenal mother. Very protective. Very encouraging. He's very outgoing. Oliver, usually males have no part in the raising of the young. He's been quite inquisitive. He's getting nose to nose with baby. It's creating cute moments. You're getting a lot of suggestions online. Enwhapts to know what the name is going to be. We have giraffe mcgiraffe face. How are you going make the decision? We're actually going to have the world help us vote on the name. The naming contest is up now at name April's calf.com. You can go in and make a donation for the name of choice. The theet thing about the funds, they'll be spread out for great causes. We're using a portion of them for giraffe conversation in the wild. This partnership is making some tangible results for that. And contributing to a foundation we have started here in town to help sick children. We're so amused. She is -- can't get enough carrots. She's earned it. What has this attention meant, it's great how you're using this to bring awareness. What has this meant to you and everybody there? Well, you know, for us this is just a huge accomplishment for us. We're a relatively young facility. To have a giraffe calf in our fifth year of being open. On a grander scale, we have taken the conversation of the silent extipgs of giraffes from a small conversation to a worldwide conversation at dinner tables, coffee shops and classrooms. Are those turtles? Something else behind you to the right? What is that? Yeah. We have a herd of African tortoises. They winter up in our giraffe barn loft where it's warm and toasty. Every one of these here is a rescue. Our collection is rescues, surrenders, and planned acquisitions. Remember Mike. Jordan. He used to do that with his tongue. But that's the mom. Hey, Jordan, thank you. Yeah. Thank you. For having us on. You got it, take care.
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