Baby Giraffe's Debut to Visitors Delayed as NY Zoo Postpones Opening - NBC New York

Baby Giraffe's Debut to Visitors Delayed as NY Zoo Postpones Opening

April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf, Tajiri

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It sounds like a tall tale, but this giraffe romance has managed to captivate the world for more than a month.

    (Published Friday, March 31, 2017)

    What to Know

    • April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf on April 15 at Animal Adventure Park in rural Harpursville, 130 miles northwest of NYC

    • The baby has been named Tajiri, a Swahili word that means hope.

    • The zoo is bracing for a flood of visitors after April's pregnancy became the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history

    People hoping to get an up-close look at the baby giraffe born at an upstate New York zoo last month will have to wait a little longer.

    The Animal Adventure Park was originally scheduled to open for the season this weekend, but it has been delayed until Monday because of cool and rainy conditions expected to hit the region starting Friday night.

    April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf on April 15 at the privately owned zoo located in rural Harpursville, 130 miles northwest of New York City. The baby has been named Tajiri, a Swahili word that means hope.

    The zoo is bracing for a flood of visitors after April's pregnancy became the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history, with more than 232 million live views during a seven-week period.

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