VIDEOS: April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online; calf takes first steps

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The moment everyone has been waiting happened on Saturday when April gave birth to a baby boy. (WPVI)

April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live.

The birth was streamed live on and the 6abc Action News Facebook page.

The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
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Watch as April the giraffe gives birth on Saturday morning April 15, 2017.

Then, short time later, the calf stood for the first time. That, too, was streamed live and captured on video.

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Watch video of April the giraffe's newborn calf standing up for the first time and taking its first steps.

At least 1.2 million people watched the Animal Adventure Park'sYouTube stream for the birth.

This is April's fourth calf, but Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf. The proud papa is a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver.

The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. People around the world have been tuning in daily.

April has her own website and even an apparel line.

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April the giraffe giving birth: Gray Hall reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on April 15.

The zoo says it will have a contest to decide on a name for the calf.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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