As millions watch via webcam, giraffe gives birth in NY zoo

The viewers who so avidly followed the birth - not to mention the last weeks of April's pregnancy online - can now delight in the presence of the spindly youngster alongside her in the pen. 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. About 45 minutes after it was born, the calf stood on its wobbly legs while mom helped keep her baby steady.

According to CNN, at the time of the birth, 1.25 million people were watching Animal Adventure Park's giraffe cam.

Patch said the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process was a huge factor in drawing crowds.

The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February.

In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

April's appetite is also healthy; she is "eating everything in sight" and has made a full recovery, AAP representatives said on Facebook.

Here's everything you need to know about April the giraffe and her calf's momentous moment. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 sat at more than $134,000 by Saturday night. The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth.

April will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between six to 10 months. At the end of the voting period, the zoo will reveal the top 10 most popular names, and people can come back to vote on those 10 for about five days. The calf will then move on to another zoo. It is now closed and will open to the public in mid-May.

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