Animal Adventure Park has been keeping a keen eye on April as she prepared for her birth following a 15-month long pregnancy. And today, she welcomed a baby boy into the world from her enclosure at Animal Adventure Park in New York after two hours of crowning, watched by potentially millions of people. Some 150,000 people have already flocked to the live stream to watch the giraffe give birth.
Fans have flocked to the feed to send their congratulations and express their joy over April’s new arrival.
One posted: “I was balling like a baby watching it it’s just magical plus no one believes what animals like this brings such joy to the world their Amazing.”
Another said: “Congratulations April&Oliver& AAP!!”
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New father and April’s partner Oliver is in the neighbouring enclosure and can be seen nervously pacing the area.
While April has been enjoying spending time with her new calf by making sure she is clean.
Adorable first glimpses of the new giraffe show him as he tries to find his feet and stand up.
April’s viral pregnancy comes nearly two years to the day after she gave birth to a male calf named Tajiri on April 15, 2017.
The live stream sensation captured the hearts of millions around the globe who tuned-in to YouTube to witness the moment.
April’s unknown date of conception resulted in a due date mystery, which was both gripping and entertaining to watch.
Many of those who followed April’s pregnancy between February and April 2017, are now back for more.