Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

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Mr Patch said he did not expect his pregnant giraffe to become a global sensation.

April's fans left thousands of comments on the post, thanking the zoo for returning April to their lives.

First, according to a PIX 11 report, April and her family will back on the internet webcam soon, and that is going to make a lot of folks happy! Yes, once again people will be able to take a peek at what April, Oliver, and the newborn baby are up to on a daily basis.

A permanent yard cam will go up sometime this season.

While one fan told how the update had come in the "nick of time", explaining: "Having major Animal Adventure Park withdrawals".

At a tiny NY zoo, April the giraffe has managed to bring a little calf into being and, thanks to a YouTube livestream, the pregnancy and birth of the adorable little baby giraffe has captured the attention of viewers from around the world.

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While another delighted viewer added: "I know you must think it weird, but somehow these giraffes and your staff have attached themselves to our hearts. This week we will announce viewing day/times for you to check in and watch progress!" reads a post by the park on Facebook. This schedule will continue until noted differently. Animal Adventure Park is getting a permanent giraffe camera.

The zoo also announced today that the live camera is not gone forever. The park will announce the name of her baby on May 1. Until then, people can still submit name suggestions for the next few days before round two of voting begins.

What will April the Giraffe's baby calf be named?

Another boost for April followers in coming days will be the calf's official naming.

A contest to name the calf is underway now. The cost is $1 a vote with a five vote minimum.