April the giraffe delivers calf in front of worldwide audience

Fans of April the Giraffe can rejoice because the well-known animal welcomed a baby boy on Saturday park officials said

Fans of April the Giraffe can rejoice because the well-known animal welcomed a baby boy on Saturday park officials said

Tajiri has a little brother. So far, keepers at her home in the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York have confirmed she is giving birth, and giraffe hooves are visibly protruding.

April the giraffe gave birth live on camera for the second time on Saturday at the Animal Adventure Park in NY. It can take as little as 30 minutes or up to 2 hours for a giraffe to give birth once labor starts.

Around 12:43 p.m., April's baby "made its big "splash" into the world!" the post said.

The world's most famous giraffe delivered a calf Saturday.

"Success! With an average 15-month gestation, we are thankful to have a healthy calf on the ground, nursing and bonding with mom", the animal park owner Jordan Patch said.

This is April's fifth calf and the second for her and Oliver, the dad of Tajiri and the newborn.

One commenter said: "When Taj was born I am pretty sure it was a Saturday as well!"

Adventure Park shows April the Giraffe with her new male calf on Saturday in Harpursville N.Y

"We need chocolate", said Susan Sapp.

While April's new calf didn't quite rise to the level of cultural phenomenon that her baby calf did in 2017, the arrival of a newborn tall horse is happy news for both Animal Adventure Park and for giraffe-lovers everywhere.

The park, where April has lived since 2015, began its "Giraffe Watch 2019" on the last day of February.

On Thursday the animal park tweeted she had "profoundly advanced" in the birthing process.

The event garnered a live audience of more than 300,000 people, according to officials.

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. She enjoys carrots and painting.

Patch explained that it's natural for wild giraffes to part ways.

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