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New Castle baby giraffe now outside for viewing

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You might remember April the Giraffe who gained worldwide fame when more than a million people watched her give birth on YouTube this past April.

Well, did you know our area has a special connection to April?

It turns out that's not the only offspring of that now famous Giraffe. 

She had a boy giraffe a few years ago and he's lived at the Living Treasures Animal Park in New Castle for a while.  And now he's a new daddy.  Calvin is his son.  He was born on August 27th at Living Treasures. 

"Calvin is actually April's grandson because Levi, his dad, is April's calf. So that's definitely been helping our social media following," said Krystle Cozad of Living Treasures.

And now more people are coming to the park because Calvin is old enough to wander outside for people to see. He's usually with his mom, Blue Jeans.

Giraffes like Blue Jeans can get up to 18 feet tall. When Calvin was born he was 6'3". And they can walk and then run about an hour or so after birth.

"They love to get treats like their carrots and their lettuce leaves. They will come right up to you almost like a household pet. Calvin's not ready to come up and interact with visitors just yet, but he'll get used to it as he sees his parents doing that and knows what tasty treats are on the other side," said Cozad.

Calvin's time out in public varies throughout the day so check their website for exact times.

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