More than a million viewers tuned in to the live stream of April's birth, breaking the internet with the great news. But it turns out baby giraffe's births are about as unpredictable as some elections we may or may not still be reeling from - because although April was exhibiting signs of labor, it took a full two months more for her baby to hit the scene.
Patch says April is "recovering perfectly" following the delivery.
He was born on 2.55pm BST on Saturday in Animal Adventure Park, New York. "Baby is strong and well, nursing like a champ", the zoo wrote for their daily update Sunday.
April became internet famous when her pregnancy was live-streamed by the zoo, which is located in rural New York, three hours northwest of New York City. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months on average.
Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said that both mom and calf are doing fine.
"Mom had a ideal delivery, flawless birthing", he said.
When it comes to Oliver's baby mommy, this 15-year-old expert (this is her fourth baby) showed no hesitation in nuzzling and protecting her newborn calf.
April has her own website and even an apparel line.
The zoo began streaming live footage of April's pen on February 10, but the feed was briefly banned from YouTube for "nudity and sexual content" two weeks later. Animal Adventure Park also has a GoFundMepage, and fans who want to see the giraffes up close can go to upstate NY to meet them.
Five things to know about April and her newborn. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at almost $139,000 by Sunday night.
The zoo is holding a contest to name the baby, charging $1 per vote, with proceeds being split among wild giraffe conservation efforts, zoo upgrades and support for families of children experiencing unexpected medical expenses. It was quickly restored, and has attracted millions of loyal viewers since.