It's here! April the giraffe gives birth after months-long watch
01:00, Apr 16, 2017
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Saturday's birth should alleviate those criticisms.
If you paid to sign up for Animal Adventure's text alert system, you can expect to find out the calf's sex a few seconds before the rest of the world.
Everything is going well with April and keepers said things should remain normal for a while.
The zoo keeps reminding everyone to keep watching because we will all be able to enjoy new life soon enough.
Monday night's update said that April and her calf's father, Oliver, "had a great day outside".
While we were waiting for April to give birth another giraffe in Denver, Kipele, gave birth to an oops baby they are calling Dobby.
Some people inquired about Oliver's behavior with April earlier this evening. Millions of followers have waited anxiously to see the birth of her calf.
Good news! So far, the zoo says April is doing fine.
It appeared one of the many questions asked was the one that many have wondered for a while: When will April give birth and is she overdue? Even a pregnant mom from SC performed an April the Giraffe impression in a live Facebook video.
But April 1 passed, and no calf.
April's popularity led to a sponsorship from Toys "R" Us, which has long featured the fictional "Geoffrey the Giraffe" as its mascot. The Animal Adventure Park opens for the 2017 season on May 13.
The zoo says that all money raised will go towards animal care, and that extra funds will go towards improving their giraffe facilities and installing a permanent giraffe livecam.
Patch criticised the decision claiming that preventing people watching the stream "pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of individuals".
After April went into active labor and gave birth to her baby boy calf, the Animal Adventure Park shared a photo of te calf nursing.
The little giraffe won't be all that little.
The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth. The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as "sexually explicit" before being restored.
The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February and people around the world have been tuning in daily.