YouTube Channel Showing Giraffe Birth 2nd Most Live-Viewed

Adorable Zoo Babies April the Giraffe's Calf

April, who had been due to give birth in January or February at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, in western NY, was pregnant for at least 16 months, compared with the typical gestation period of 15 months, according to zoo officials. However, that will soon change.

The newborn is April's fourth calf but Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf.

In a Facebook message, Mr Patch told the park's followers: "What I found astonishing was the meaning and goal behind every move April made during delivery. Her leg twist was the equivalent or rolling your ankle slightly - 'walk it off, '" Animal Adventure Park said.

Patch said the birth of the new calf is a "huge accomplishment" for Animal Adventure Park. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. The no-so-little guy stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 129 pounds. It's a common problem among long-legged animals, and April somehow twisted it while trying to keep up with her calf.

The feed, active since the 10th of February, has racked up over 232 million live views, amounting to 7.6 billion minutes of live watch time.

The long-awaited offspring of Internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as "spunky and independent".

The zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. April gave birth to a male calf on Saturday. People around the world have been tuning in daily, with some growing impatient as the pregnancy seemed to drag on.

April and the baby will be introduced to the public when the park opens for the season next month. A look at April's calf standing for the first time: April has her own website and even an apparel line. 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 contest is being held for 10 days, and then a second round of voting, which will be narrowed down to the top 10 names, will be held for five days.

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