THE BABY IS HERE! April finally gives birth after weeks of waiting

WFAA Breaking News

It's the moment we've all been waiting for! April the Giraffe finally went into active labor Saturday morning, ready to give birth to her fourth calf.

Friday night, veterinarians at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. where April is located said the mama-to-be had been pacing heavily and an active labor was anticipated.

WATCH LIVE HERE

Saturday morning around 7:30 p.m. local time, two baby hooves appeared, the common first sight of a giraffe birth. Around 9:30 a.m., the baby's head popped out. At 9:54 a.m., the baby was born.

April, who is 15 years old, has been pregnant for 15 months. The baby will mark her fourth calf, but will be Oliver's first. 

READ MORE: April has been pregnant since 2015

READ MORE: Fun facts about April and giraffes

WATCH APRIL GIVE BIRTH LIVE **Warning: The birth can be considered graphic to some**

Thousands of people have been captivated by April's birth, even forming a sense of community. First Coast News first brought the live stream mid February.

READ MORE: People are becoming friends thanks to April the Giraffe

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