And you thought strangers were nosy about your pregnancy...
Social media phenomenon April the giraffe gave birth to a healthy calf this morning after a highly documented pregnancy via live cam.
The Animal Adventure Park, where April resides in Harpursville, New York has been documenting her pregnancy on their Facebook page since December. The park set up a Giraffe Cam so curious fans could check in on the long-necked lady and make predictions about when she would give birth.
When April went into labour this morning, word spread on social media and over a million people tuned in to watch the long-anticipated birth. The park has announced that the gender will be revealed at a later date, and that it will be holding a campaign to name the calf.
So congratulations to the new mom! Watch the Giraffe Cam as April introduces her spindly new baby to the world.
April Fun Facts:
April will naturally raise the calf, with weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer.