April the giraffe had her calf

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A YouTube live feed from an animal park in New York has the nation on the edge of its seat as webcams watch a giraffe who is due to give birth any day.

The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY posted a the video feed of "April" a 15 year old, 13-14 foot tall giraffe who is pregnant so that fans could watch her give birth. The live feed has become a viral sensation, with millions of people watching the feed, waiting for the birth to happen.

The feed went live on February 24, 2017, but so far April has not given birth. So far viewers have been able to watch April wander around her pen, go in and out of her enclosure, and occasionally chew on some food, but thus far, no signs of the much-anticipated calf making an appearance.

The zoo says that this calf is April's fourth. She has been pregnant for around fifteen months. They expect the new arrival to weigh around 150 lbs and be about six feet tall at birth. April will be able to keep the calf with her and raise it naturally until it is weaned anywhere from 6-10 months of age.