April the giraffe's baby boy finally has a name

The name of April the giraffe's baby has been announced as Tajiri.

April the giraffe's calf, whose long-awaited birth was viewed by thousands over a webcam on April 15, finally has a name.

The Animal Adventure Park began live-streaming April's pregnancy on YouTube in late February, and millions of viewers tuned in.

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The official name announcement has been made for April's new calf after voting by people across the country.

April's keeper, Allysa Swilley, came up with the name that stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Fans had five days to pick from the top 10 names and vote for their absolute favorite. Finalists included Tajiri, Apollo, Geoffrey, Gio, Harpur, Noah, Ollie, Patch, Patches and Unity.

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Ava's Little Heroes An event named after the daughter of the park owners, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. It means hope in Swahili, according to Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch. "We are confident that we can move into the future where we have giraffes". His mother April was watched for months ahead of the birth and gained worldwide fame.

Ironically, April gave birth to her not-so-tiny calf during the month of, you guessed it, April.

The zoo is in Harpursville, NY, about 130 miles northwest of New York City.

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