April the giraffe’s calf finally has a name

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — After weeks of waiting, Animal Adventure Park in New York announced the name of April the giraffe’s baby calf as Tajiri.

The baby’s name was announced live Monday morning on “Good Morning America.” In the end, keeper Allysa Swilley named the calf Tajiri, which is Swahili for hope and confidence.

“Hope is something that Tajiri has not only brought you guys, as a community globally now. But it is a hope for giraffes. We have been able to give giraffes a...


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