April the Giraffe Gives Birth. Finally

Nearly 2M people watched the livestreamed birth
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2017 10:48 AM CDT

After approximately 1,400 hours of livestreaming video, April the giraffe finally gave birth, the Washington Post reports. And nearly 2 million people spent their Saturday morning watching. According to USA Today, the 15-year-old giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York has been pregnant for 16 months and finally went into labor around 7:30am ET. Shortly before 10am, her baby hit the ground. "Perfect delivery, perfect fall," the park's owner says. Hundreds of thousands of people had spent weeks checking in on the livestream, which will remain active for another five days, hoping to catch the birth. April's pregnancy made national news when the livestream was flagged for being sexually explicit. (More giraffes stories.)

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