April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live.

The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

At least 1.2 million people watched the Adventure Park’s YouTube stream .

This is April’s fourth calf, but Animal Adventure Park’s first giraffe calf. The proud papa is a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver.

The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April’s enclosure in February. People around the world have been tuning in daily.

The zoo has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to offset the annual care of the giraffes and has also established a website for April.

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April has her own website and even an apparel line.

The zoo says it will have a contest to decide on a name for the calf. You can watch the live stream