The world became a darker place on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET when the live stream of April the giraffe — who, after two months of teasing, finally gave birth to a healthy male calf last weekend — ended. However, those experiencing withdrawal from about 68 hours without the live stream don’t have to suffer much longer: the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, where April and her calf live, announced that the live stream is coming back soon.
In a Facebook post shared from the park on Sunday, zookeepers wrote, “The Giraffe Cam is not gone forever! This week we will announce viewing day/times for you to check in and watch progress! This schedule will continue until noted differently. A permanent yard cam will go up this season which will also reconnect you to your favorite giraffe family.”
In other news, they also shared that “all is well and baby continues to grow, he is now looking us in the eyes!”
There is currently a naming contest underway for the baby, and park staffers said a name will “tentatively” be announced on May 1. Before that, a list of the top 10 names will be shared and fans will have five days to vote for a favorite. As of last week, front-runners include Apollo, Patches, Peter and Noah.
Until the live stream returns, you can subscribe to text alerts to stay in the know and get photos sent straight to your phone.