April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

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The Animal Adventure Park announced on in a Twitter post that the long-awaited calf of April the Giraffe is a boy.

Adventure Park's YouTube streaming of 15-year-old April the giraffe is capturing the moment live.

Five things to know about April and her newborn. The proud papa is a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver.

April's celebrity and the public fascination with her unborn calf blossomed when the zoo began providing a live YouTube stream in February.

Zookeepers originally guessed April's calf would be born Friday, March 31. The money will be used for the care of the animals.

The news service adds that the zoo plans on a naming contest.

But in February, viewers were left briefly in the dark after the video was flagged for "nudity and sexual content".

Jordan Patch, owner of the Animal Adventure Park, says the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process has been a huge factor in drawing crowds.

The wait for the giraffe became an anxiety-ridden experience for some. "We had a giraffe baby together;" "Everybody sticking their neck out for this baby giraffe;" and "On a day where "mother of all bombs" is a trending phrase, I love how the world unites over the birth of a baby giraffe".

Giraffe pregnancies last up to 15 months.

The weight of the newborn is unknown, but a calf at birth is usually about 6 feet tall and weighs a whopping 100 to 150 pounds.

Animal Adventure park is now closed to the public and will open in mid-May.