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April the giraffe welcomes baby

April the giraffe welcomes baby”

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. Calves start walking about half an hour after birth.

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

After a 16-month gestation period, the wait finally ended with the male calf's debut in a livestream from the zoo. Animal Adventure has not announced a height and weight for April's calf.

April has her own website and even an apparel line.

Owner Jordan Patch drew the attention of his global following to the crucial moment on Facebook, saying: "Everybody are you watching?"

The yet-to-be-named calf is the fourth calf for 15-year-old April. They will now hold a contest to name the giraffe.

The zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February.

In this image made from video provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., April the giraffe muzzles her new calf seconds after giving birth on Saturday, April 15, 2017. It is now closed and will open to the public in mid-May.

The zoo's owner says the newborn will stay with April until he is weaned, which can take six months or longer.

Typically, the front hooves appear first followed by the snout.

The calf is expected to weigh about 150 pounds (68.04 kilograms) and be about 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall. Some viewers had previously complained that the content was "sexually explicit", resulting in YouTube briefly taking down the live stream in February.

Animal Adventure is in rural Harpursville, New York.



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