HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The baby giraffe born at an upstate New York zoo to internet star April has a name.
Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch announced Monday that the male calf born April 15 has been named Tajiri, a Swahili word that means hope.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: Manayunk Arts Festival Returning In Full-Force This Weekend For First Time Since 2019
The name was the winning entry in the zoo’s online contest. The giraffe will be called “Taj” for short.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
The zoo’s live stream of April’s pregnancy was the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube’s history, with more than 232 million live views from late February through Taj’s birth. More than 1.2 million viewers were watching when April gave birth.
The contest to name the calf charged $1 per vote. The proceeds will be split among zoo upgrades, wild giraffe conservation and for children with unexpected medical expenses.MORE NEWS: Funeral Services For Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson Begin Sunday Evening
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