Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down

Adorable Zoo Babies April the Giraffe's Calf

Both mom and baby are doing "absolutely great", said Patch.

After a few days of "nursing like a champ", April's calf is up almost an entire pound and a half, Animal Adventure Park, the upstate NY zoo where the little guy was born, said. The live stream of the birth on YouTube has been viewed by more than 14 million people worldwide.

Zoo officials said newborn giraffe calves are about six feet tall at birth and can weigh around 150 pounds. "Please allow our team to do as they are trained to do - we have their care covered!" the park wrote on their Facebook page. "People became emotionally invested into her journey and her pregnancy and into the unborn calf".

After about 45 minutes on the floor, the giraffe-calf was up and moving on his new legs.

More than a million online viewers watched April deliver her calf in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles northwest of New York City.

Patch called the birth "unnerving" to watch.

The male calf born to April the giraffe is nursing well and has had his first vet checkup. Animal Adventure Park is holding a paid vote to pick the baby's name. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months on average.

The yet-to-be-named calf is the fourth calf for 15-year-old April. This is his first offspring.

April has been the subject of worldwide attention since the live feed was turned on in February. People around the world have been tuning in daily. Fans have something else to get excited about because the park is working on another project that will keep them in the loop when it comes to the giraffes, as well as other species the facility now houses. The facility has garnered celebrity-status attention and will use their global platform to further good causes when it comes to animals and educating the masses. The upstate NY zoo plans to hold a contest to name him.

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