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It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male

17 April, 2017, 04:48 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • Giraffe with her newborn calf born in April

Many have watched the pregnant giraffe through different live streams provided by numerous feeds throughout the Internet, including the CBSDFW Facebook page.

Despite the birth being a point of interest for so long, there were quite a few people who didn't seem equipped to handle watching an animal birth.

The viral sensation mama welcomed her fourth calf just before 10 this morning at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.

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

About an hour after her labor was announced, two little legs and the calf's front hooves were seen dangling from April's backside in a livestream posted to the Harpursville, New York, zoo's Facebook page.

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

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said that both mom and calf are doing fine.

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Though details of the calf are scarce, the Associated Press notes, newborn giraffes typically weigh around 150 pounds and are about 6 feet at birth.

Since February, the live feed provided by AAP attracted millions across the US and in many parts of the world.

April the pregnant giraffe is pregnant no more - the long-necked beauty has finally given birth to a healthy male calf!

Its gender was not yet known, and its name will be determined through a competition run by the park. The calf's father, Oliver, who watched the birth from an adjacent pen, is a first-time father at the age of 5.

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.

Once the calf is born, the Harpursville zoo in upstate NY will have a contest to name it. It is now closed and will open to the public in mid-May.


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