April who? Adorable giraffe calf at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo breaks internet with first appearance

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:21:05-04

CLEVELAND — There's nothing like a mother's bond with her child, and this was evident during the first public viewing of a newly-born male giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Mom Jada the giraffe and new calf bond

On Friday, the almost 1-month-old calf made quite the show for cameras while roaming the Ben Gogolick Giraffe Encounter exhibit with his parents, mom Jada and dad Bo.

The calf was getting acclimated with his new home, awkwardly running around while following every move mom and dad made.

The male giraffe was born on April 15, weighing 101 pounds and about 6 feet tall.

The birth of the male calf is a first for the Metroparks Zoo since breeding male Masai giraffe, Bo, came to the zoo at the end of 2017. Bo is the zoo’s tallest giraffe at nearly 17 feet tall.

In 2017, New York's April the Giraffe took the internet world by storm, as everyone turned a watchful eye during her pregnancy. The world became obsessed with her as they watched her pregnancy through live cams. Move over April, there's a new giraffe calf in town. It's Cleveland's turn to get the attention focused on this adorable unnamed bundle of joy.

Visit the happy family at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: 3900 Wildlife Way in Cleveland.

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