Oh, boy: April the Giraffe gives birth again

Animal Adventure Park

Animal Adventure Park

Tajiri has a little brother.

April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday.

It's a calf for mama giraffe! The baby boy was on his feet by 1:27 p.m. and began nursing.

It can take as little as 30 minutes or up to 2 hours for the giraffe to give birth once labor starts.

While April's new calf didn't quite rise to the level of cultural phenomenon that her baby calf did in 2017, the arrival of a newborn tall horse is happy news for both Animal Adventure Park and for giraffe-lovers everywhere. "With wild giraffe numbers plummeting annually, every calf born counts".

The mother was seen licking the newborn as park employees looked on in excitement from outside the animal's pen.

This is April's fifth calf and the second for her and Oliver, the dad of Tajiri and the newborn.

Warning - giraffe births are not pretty, but 185,000 people are watching the live stream on YouTube.

"We need chocolate", said Susan Sapp.

Animal Adventure Park announced April was pregnant again in July 2018.

The park, where April has lived since 2015, began its "Giraffe Watch 2019" on the last day of February.

Animal Adventure Park has been keeping a keen eye on April as she prepared for her birth.

Anticipation reached a frenzy during the 2017 birth, with hundreds of millions of people tuning in to the YouTube live stream over the course of weeks as they waited. More than 1.2 million people watched the live birth.

This photo provided by Animal Adventure Park shows April the Giraffe with her new male calf on Saturday in Harpursville, N.Y. She enjoys carrots and painting.

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