HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The long-awaited offspring of internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as strong and “very independent.”

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The owner of Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York says the not-yet-named baby boy was on its feet within an hour after its birth Saturday — and galloping around its mother within three hours.

Jordan Patch says he was so excited that he was shaking when he made the calls to assemble the delivery team.

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More than a million online viewers watched April deliver her calf in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles northwest of New York City.

The zoo began livestreaming from April’s enclosure in February. The wait for the giraffe became an anxiety-ridden experience for some. A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, “I’m Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe).”

Patch says April is “recovering perfectly” following the delivery.

Animal Adventure park is currently closed to the public and will open in mid-May

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