When it comes to patience, April the giraffe knows its a virtue. The rest of the country? Not so much.
The internet tuned in for Animal Adventure Parks live stream of the giraffesbirth, which took quite a bit oftime, to say the least.
Naturally,people couldnt handlethe waiting period and grew more and more impatient each day without the calf.
It was a pregnancy.
Yeah, it was definitely rough.
We totally understand the frustration the Twittersphere experienced.
When April finally gave birth to her son on April 15, everyone was pretty excited.
Some companies chose to market themselveson Aprils behalfwith a giveawaythat would make the PR gods proud.
Otherswere just as excited about Aprils birth as they wereabout an humansbirth (check out that hat).
Of course, kids were captivated by the internet sensation, too and we cant blame them.
Now that baby is here, America has to wait but this time,were waiting for the calfs name.
Thanks a lot, April. There wasnt enough time to pick a name during your pregnancy?! The of this giraffe!
After April gave birth, the zoo ran a fundraiser to determine the calfs name,and people submitted their favorite baby names online.
The choices are finally in.
(Can I get a drumroll, please?)
Here they are:
1.Alyssas choice (in honor of Aprils keeper,Alyssa Swilley)
3. Geoffrey (the livestream sponsored by BabiesRUs, after all)
Time is running out (thankfully) and votes are due by April 30.The winning name will be announced on May 1.
Personally, Ima fan of Ollie and Patches but the selection remains to be seen.
For the love of God, please say there isnt a tie. I dont think we can wait any longer.
Ive got to give you credit, April youre one patient animal.