April the Giraffe finally gave birth to her baby calf today, and the internet couldn’t possibly be any happier. After being pregnant for sixteen months, April welcomed her fourth calf into the world at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.
The zoo put April on a live stream while she was in labor, and a whopping 1.2 million people tuned in to see the birth. You can check out the big moment in the video below.
While giraffes are awesome and the miracle of life is amazing, that was pretty damn gross. I felt like I was watching Ace Ventura try to escape out of that fake rhino.
All jokes aside, I’m very happy for April and baby daddy Oliver. Here’s CNN with some additional information on the birth.
The weight of the newborn is unknown, but a calf at birth is usually about 6 feet tall and weighs a whopping 100 to 150 pounds. Calves start walking about half an hour after birth.
April will raise the calf, with weaning expected to take between six to 10 months. Animal Adventure Park will hold a contest to name the calf.
This baby calf is a lock to be named Giraffey McGiraffeface, right?