Over 800,000 viewers were watching the YouTube stream of the giraffe in labor on Saturday morning.
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The zoo began streaming live footage of April’s pen on Feb. 10, but the feed was briefly banned from YouTube for “nudity and sexual content” two weeks later. It was quickly restored, and has attracted millions of loyal viewers since.
The average giraffe pregnancy lasts about 15 months, the zoo said. The calf is born with hooves-first, followed by its snout.
The zoo plans to hold a contest to name the calf once it’s born.