People Lost Their Minds Over Livestream of April The Giraffe Giving Birth

Kelly Massey
April 17, 2017

The wait is over for April the giraffe and her legions of fans.

Animal Adventure is in rural Harpursville, New York.

The baby was born Monday at 9:04 a.m.

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.

April, who had been due to give birth in January or February at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, in western NY, was pregnant for at least 16 months, compared with the typical gestation period of 15 months, according to zoo officials.

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Pretty efficiently, apparently: Despite the fact that her calf weighed something on the order of 150 pounds, and stood 6 foot tall at birth, April's delivery was a textbook giraffe calving affair.

The zoo, reportedly, doesn't anticipate that the giraffe cam will stay up permanently, the Inquisitr reported earlier.

April gave birth to a healthy male calf Saturday at the privately-owned Animal Adventure Park before an online audience of more than a million viewers. The park is due to open to the public on May 13. Votes are $1 each, and there is a minimum of five votes required. "You even get to decide your own spelling". Funds raised with the new campaign will be split between giraffe conservation efforts in the wilderness, the park itself, and Ava's Little Heroes, which is an annual event that supports local families and their children who are facing unexpected medical journeys and expenses. Her labor has been extensive, and the nation has been keeping up with her through Animal Adventure Park's live feed, as the zoo was closed during the winter season. They say that the giraffe will nurse between six and 10 months, maybe longer.

The news service adds that the zoo plans on a naming contest.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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