Photo: Animal Adventure Park
Photo: Animal Adventure Park

Watch live: April the giraffe is finally in labor

Caretakers at Animal Adventure Park in New York are reporting that viral sensation April the giraffe is in labor.

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According to a video posted on the park’s Facebook page Saturday morning, the mommy-to-be is finally ready to give birth to her fourth calf. 

“We are in labor 100 percent,” said a keeper in the clip, who appeared to be driving to the zoo. “Don’t stop watching. Cancel your plans. It’s time to have a baby!”

The park also uploaded a photo of April with part of the baby’s legs hanging out. 

Millions of people around the world have been tuning into the much-anticipated live birth, which first started making headlines in February after YouTube briefly took the zoo's livestream down after animal activists complained the video violated policies against “nudity and sexual content.”

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But after the zoo urged commenters to voice their frustrations — and thousands did — YouTube restored the stream within an hour.

The park said it expects the calf, which will be born to April and 5-year-old Oliver, will weigh about 150 pounds and will be nearly six feet tall when it is born.

Continue watching the live cam of April the giraffe below: 

Visit or Animal Adventure Park’s Facebook page for updates.

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