April the Giraffe gives birth to a baby boy, live on YouTube

Esequiel Farfan
Marcha 17, 2019

Fans were once again able to follow April's progress throughout her pregnancy on social media, and 301,550 tuned in to watch the birth live on YouTube.

April has now given birth at the Animal Adventure Park.

The long-necked mama went into labor after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, and gave birth shortly before 1 p.m.at Animal Adventure Park in upstate Harpursville, NY.

April the Giraffe has once again given birth in front of an enthralled YouTube audience. Now it is a matter of time until April gives birth to a bouncing baby giraffe. A naming contest for the new calf will be held soon, the outlet said.

Staff members from the Animal Adventure Park and April's partner are all in attendance.

April is already an online sensation and drew more than 232 million YouTube live views during a seven-week period in 2017 before she gave birth to Tajiri.

The 17-year-old giraffe has been pregnant for some 15 months, and her partner Oliver has been nervously pacing around their shared enclosure.

Adventure Park shows April the Giraffe with her new male calf on Saturday in Harpursville N.Y
April the giraffe delivers calf in front of worldwide audience

Animal Adventure Park has been keeping a keen eye on April as she prepared for her birth.

The zoo alerted April's many fans to the big news through a text notification and Facebook post.

The calf is April's second since arriving at Animal Adventure Park in 2015.

The update read: "1:00 am eastern (5am GMT) April began to spend much more time cleaning and stimulating her back end".

The first live stream of its kind garnered some 1.2 million viewers and propelled April into popularity.

April the giraffe's live stream has now ended.

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