Giraffe Cam: Watch live birth of baby giraffe

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Two parents are anxiously waiting the arrival of their new baby, and so are we!

April the Giraffe is expecting a calf with her mate, Oliver. Park officials say she could give birth at any minute!

A webcam has been installed at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY to allow people to stay up to date on the process.

UPDATE: Giraffe stream removed from YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

You can watch the birth here


Did you know that giraffes are the tallest land animal in the world? They grow to an average height of 16-18 feet! Newborns come out already standing at about 6 feet tall and can weigh about 150 pounds. That's one big baby!

Here are some other facts you might now know:

  • Full grown giraffes can eat more than 100 pounds of leaves a twigs a day
  • Male giraffes are taller and heavier than females
  • The knobs on their heads are called ossicones
  • Giraffes move both legs on one side of their body as they walk
  • They can reach speeds of up to 35 mph
  • Giraffes sleep less than two hours a day
  • Female giraffes can become pregnant at just 5-years-old
  • They live up to 25 years in the wild

Related: April the Giraffe is NOT in labor...YET