HARPURSVILLE, New York -- It finally happened! For weeks, the world has waited on pins and needles awaiting on the birth of a baby giraffe, whose mother, April, has been crowned the most famous mother-to-be on the planet.
But ... the wait is over! Our favorite giraffe gave birth to her fourth calf this morning. And ... it's a boy! The baby is healthy and interacting beautifully with April.
April gave birth at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, where keepers have been vigilantly caring for her around the clock.
The excitement started with an announcement from park owner Jordan Patch, who couldn't contain his utter jubilation at the thought of a new calf this morning.
"We are in labor! One hundred percent, so tune in, don't stop watching, cancel your plans ... it's time to have a baby!" Patch exclaimed on the park's Facebook page.
Soon after Patch's post, millions tuned in as hooves were visibly seen making their way into the world. Little by little, those hooves became legs ... and then a head ... and then, the big event: April pushed her baby boy into the world as all of watched.
The park said the birth went "perfectly," including the drop to the hay. After a while, April's baby got up to test out his new legs. He's a pro now!
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