Dad Oliver is in an adjacent pen checking in frequently on his calf.
The YouTube page on Saturday showed April going into labor and the hooves of the baby first emerging from the standing mother.
More than one million people were watching April give birth to her calf this morning. "Our work here, our partnership with Toys R Us, is allowing us to bring that conservation effort and message to the households and schools around the world", Patch said. The park has said it will hold a contest to name the baby.
The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth.
This is Animal Adventure's first giraffe calf. Otherwise, he could be a danger to April and her calf by either fighting her, attempting to mate with her or eating her food.
Anticipating the new arrival, the public have been keeping a close watch on the 15-year-old giraffe via a YouTube stream since late February. This is his first offspring. April was pregnant for 16 months, a month longer than the average giraffe gestation period. During the week of March 13, some signs of impending birth became more pronounced, with "significant changes" visible, her caregivers reported on Facebook.
Though some fans got frustrated when April's due date of mid-January to mid-February came and went, many others continued to tune in. April even has her own clothing line and website!
The calf arrived on the day income taxes are traditionally due in the United States (though this year they're due on April 18), so get your tax-related names ready for the eventual online naming contest. The park began to sell April the giraffe merchandise online, including T-shirts, totes, and onesies.
Soon after the parent-to-be went into labour, the park owner took to Facebook to announce it with a video.
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