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The name of April the giraffe's calf is...

Alyssa's Choice: "Tajiri" won the popular vote
Posted at 7:51 AM, May 01, 2017

On Monday morning, fans of April the giraffe finally find out what the Animal Adventure Park is naming April's calf. 

Drumroll please... April's baby boy's name is "TAJIRI." "Tajiri" means hope and the calf will be called "Taj" for short.

The announcement happened LIVE from the Giraffe Barn during the 8 a.m. hour of Good Morning America. 

The park held a vote for the little guy's name and collected contributions for three different causes. 

WATCH | April the giraffe gives birth at Animal Adventure Park

According to Animal Adventure Park, Funds raised will be split:

  • Giraffe Conservation Efforts in the wild We will continue to build towards our banked contribution to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
  • Ava's Little Heroes An event named after the daughter of the park owners, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. The funds generated for this annual campaign support local families and their children experiencing unexpected medical journeys and expenses.
  • Animal Adventure The park will continue to improve the animal and guest experiences at the park with further improvements and projects - helping further our message and mission of education.