The calf was born yesterday at the zoo in Harpursville, New York, about 209 km northwest of New York City. People all over the world patiently tuned in for her birth, and on 7:00 a.m. ET, April 15, she began her labor and gave birth shortly before 10:00 a.m. ET.
"His entrance into the world was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously", said Animal Adventure Park owner, Jordan Patch in a press release.
"We're going to see that baby and mom really develop a handsome bond", Patch said.
Mr Patch also said that Oliver, the father, was quite "inquisitive" over his new son and was getting "nose-to-nose" with the calf.
"Giraffes give birth standing up, which means when the calf is ready to be born, it exits its mother hooves first from six feet off the floor, making for a very exciting event", Patch continued.
Five things to know about April and her newborn.
Ever since April the giraffe went viral, zoo officials have said they would hold a social media contest to name the newborn.