One of the most famous mamas of the animal kingdom just gave birth—again! April the Giraffe finally gave birth, after 15 long months of pregnancy—and hundreds of thousands of anxious viewers tuned in to the livestream to watch the magic happen.

April’s last pregnancy garnered more than 232 million live YouTube views. Even though she just gave birth in 2017, Animal Adventure Park (April’s home) announced her latest pregnancy last July—hinting at a spring birth.

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch recently told The Washington Post, “We continue to sit and wait. The physical development and signs suggest we are there, it’s just a matter of when.” He went on to add, “If we hit April 1, I’ll be absolutely shocked, based on the observations we’re seeing in house.”

It looks like Patch was right—April gave birth on Saturday, Mar. 16 just before 1 p.m. local time. Still no word (yet) on whether it’s a boy or a girl.

If you missed the birth, don’t worry. You can still tune in to April’s live YouTube feed to see how mommy and baby are doing!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay



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