MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A petition has been created to name April the giraffe’s calf after the son of “Giraffe Mom” Erin Dietrich.
Dietrich, of Myrtle Beach, became a viral sensation in March when she used April’s pregnancy to create a spot-on impersonation of the giraffe. Dietrich was also pregnant at the time.
The roughly 8-minute video shows her wearing a giraffe mask and pacing in her room. She takes a break to sit in a chair and even dances during the whole thing. The original video had more than 30 million views.
She went on to give birth to a healthy baby boy named Porter on March 8.
Animal Adventure Park, where April and her calf are located, is holding an online poll to name the calf. Votes are $1 each for a minimum of five votes per person. All funds will go towards giraffe conversation efforts, Ava’s Little Heroes and the park.