Congratulations, It's a Giraffe! April Finally Gives Birth, The Internet Reacts


More than a million viewers tuned into Animal Adventure Park's YouTube live stream to watch the birth of April's fourth calf, which happened within about two hours (WARNING: Some may find the live stream and photos below graphic).

Her fans had been eagerly awaiting for the baby throughout its 15-month gestation in the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, in NY state.

In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

For over two months now, so many of us have been focusing a frankly ridiculous amount of attention on a pregnant giraffe living in a NY zoo. And by the time she gave birth more than 1.2 million people were following along online.

The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

The privately owned zoo began live-streaming from April's enclosure in February, with people tuning in daily to catch up on the latest developments.

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Buzzfeed News has isolated the exact moment of birth and it can be viewed below.

With constant updates, her own website and merchandise and thousands watching as a new baby giraffe comes into the world. The zoo plans to hold a contest to name the baby.

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

A NY zoo's livestream video of its pregnant giraffe is showing her giving birth.

The calf is expected to weigh about 150 pounds (68.04 kilograms) and be about 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall.

A zoo spokesperson says the delivery could take all day Saturday.