VIDEO: Fans finally meet April the giraffe and baby in person

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (WFLA/NBC News) — Last month, millions of people all over the world watched April the giraffe give birth live over the internet to her baby, Tajiri. On Monday, about a thousand people showed up to meet the giraffe family in person.

Animal Adventure Park in New York opened for the season Monday morning.

Those who visited got the very first close-up look at baby Tajiri and his parents, April and Oliver.

According to the park’s owner, people from New Hampshire, Vermont and even from overseas made the trip for the park’s opening.

Animal Adventure Park has been open for five years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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