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Petition started to name April's calf after 'Giraffe mom's' son

Erin Dietrich with her baby boy Porter. (Source: Facebook) Erin Dietrich with her baby boy Porter. (Source: Facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A petition has been created to name April the Giraffe’s baby boy after the son of Myrtle Beach viral sensation Erin Dietrich, otherwise known as “Giraffe Mom.”

Video of Dietrich, who was pregnant at the time, wearing a giraffe mask and pacing around her room in an homage to April the Giraffe received millions of views on Facebook when she posted it back in March. She went on to give birth to a healthy baby boy named Porter on March 8, well ahead of her ungulate counterpart.

Now that April (finally) gave birth on April 15, also to a boy, an online petition has been created to name the calf Porter in honor of Erin’s son. As of Monday afternoon, the petition had 179 signatures of the 200-signature goal.

Animal Adventure Park, the New York state zoo that houses April and her baby, is holding an online poll to name the calf, but it will cost you. Votes are $1 each, with proceeds going to the park and two non-profit organizations. You can vote here: http://nameaprilscalf.com/

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