From Britain to Barbados, from America to Argentina, they had logged on at a rate of up to five million a day in the hope of seeing April the giraffe give birth.
In a Facebook post Sunday, the staff at Animal Adventure Park noted that April's new son stands at 5 foot 9 inches (175 cm) from the bottom of his hoof to the top of his head. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience of more than a million viewers.
After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a NY zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue event.
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The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf shortly before 10 a.m. EDT in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
April's pregnancy was catapulted into global headlines in late February after YouTube briefly yanked the zoo's live stream following complaints by animal activists that it violated the site's policies concerning "nudity and sexual content".
"April has recovered perfectly and is eating everything in sight!"
"We're going to see that baby and mom really develop a lovely bond", Patch said.
At least 1.2 million people watched the Adventure Park's YouTube streaming of the event.
Here's everything you need to know about April the giraffe and her calf's momentous moment. The calf's father, Oliver, who watched the birth from an adjacent pen, is a first-time father at the age of 5.
April the giraffe and her boy calf are doing well after a vet check today.
The park's livestream in the giraffe pen, a huge hit since going live on February 22, continues to rank among YouTube's top five trending videos. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at more than $134,000 by Saturday night. ABC7NY noted that April was pregnant for 16 months, just over the normal gestation time for a giraffe. April the giraffe finally gives birthWhile the calf's weight is now unknown, zoo officials said they weigh around 150 pounds and are about 6-feet tall at birth.
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