Name of April the giraffe’s baby announced

In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)

NEW YORK (WIVB) — The name of April the giraffe’s baby has been announced as Tajiri.

On Monday, Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville announced the name of the baby, who was born on April 15.

Two zookeepers chose the name Tajiri, which is Swahili for hope and confidence, according to CBS sources in New York.

The baby’s birth was streamed live on YouTube as at least 1.2 million people viewed it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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