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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSDFW.COM/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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Nearly 300,000 CBSDFW Facebook viewers and 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.

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

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