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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf. Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch announced Monday, May 1, on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the male calf has been named Tajiri, a Swahili word that means hope. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)

April the giraffe's calf finally has a name. It's Tajiri!


UPDATE May 1 at 2:43 p.m. EST: 

April the giraffe's calf finally has a name: Tajiri. 

"Tajiri is a word in Swahili that means hope," Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, said Monday morning on "Good Morning America." "The name also stands for confidence, which our calf is -- very, very confident."

Animal Adventure Park decided on the name Tajiri after tallying the votes from its contest. Allysa Swilley, a giraffe keeper at the park, chose the name. 

UPDATE 11:40a.m.: At 9:53 a.m. ET, April the giraffe gave birth to a baby calf at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y.

The gender of the baby giraffe was unclear, as park employees did not interrupt the mother and baby in the stall. The gender will be launched later in the day on Saturday.

Anyone interested in casting a vote for a name can nominate it for $1 on the park's GoFundMe page, which will launch Saturday evening.

The voting hasn't started yet, but that hasn't stopped people from coming up with options.


... nothing but options.

Money raised will be divided between giraffe conservation in the wild, giraffe care at Animal Adventure and Ava's Little Heroes annual fundraiser.

Six names will be selected for a social media naming contest.

Animal Adventure Park's April the Giraffe - Live Birth - Archive footage

WATCH: The Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam shows April the giraffe giving birth.

After months of waiting and several false alarms, April the giraffe finally went into labor early Saturday, according to a Facebook live announcement from the zoo in New York where she's been staying.

In the live video on the zoo's Facebook page, viewers noticed baby giraffe hoofs and took it as a sign that this time was the real deal.

Obviously, people had a lot of feelings upon hearing that April had gone into labor.

Here, you can see the baby giraffe's hooves.

Some were relieved, using GIFs like this one of Keegan-Michael Key shouting "Finally!"

Others used it as an opportunity to throw shade at president Trump's inauguration.

And then there were tweets about the timing of the birth.

But just about everyone had this reaction.

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