HARPURSVILLE, New York (NEWS CENTER) — The day has finally arrived that April the Giraffe fans have been waiting for.
After waiting months for her to finally deliver the baby, he finally has a name.
April's young calf has been named TAJIRI which is Swahili for hope.
Today is the day..."Baby" will have a name!— April The Giraffe (@AprilTheGiraffe) April 30, 2017
Just 4 short hours before Voting ends at 6 PM Eastern!
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He was named Monday, May 1st at Animal Adventure Park in New York state.
Millions across the nation watched the live birth of the not-so-little calf last month.
TAJIRI beat out 9 other names in a nationwide poll.
Some of the other choices were:
- "Alyssa's Choice" -TAJIRI
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