Giraffe Baby Watch Takes Over Social Media After April’s Live Zoo Cam Goes Viral

If you’re on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter, chances are you’re seeing giraffes everywhere. That’s because giraffe baby watch has taken over social media, thanks to a live streaming, New York zoo cam that has gone viral.

April is a 15-year-old reticulated giraffe who lives at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville. She’s also ready to give birth to a baby calf while the world watches every second, live online. Zoo owner Jordan Patch set up the cam and has brilliantly used social media to keep the public updated on April’s labor and upcoming delivery, as well as to provide educational information regarding giraffes in general. That use of social media has sparked baby watch fever, with people tuning into the cam day and night hoping to see the birth of a giraffe live online.

The live cam went viral, and not only is April an internet sensation, but sales for all things giraffe are skyrocketing. If you meet an avid April watcher, you’ll quickly see that giraffe toys, blankets, wall art, T-shirts, hats, and other giraffe-themed items are always in high-demand. But more than wanting a new stuffed giraffe, what people really want to enjoy is the chance to watch a baby giraffe born online, via the live zoo cam.

Although April is a sweet giraffe and many people enjoy watching her, there is no question that what’s really fueled the high-demand for the cam is the baby watch phenomenon. Many people have expressed great enthusiasm regarding the chance to watch a baby giraffe take his or her first steps and then nuzzle with mom. Birth is one of life’s greatest miracles, and the opportunity to watch a baby giraffe be born is not something that is easily witnessed.

If you haven’t seen the New York zoo cam featuring April the giraffe and her 5-year-old mate Oliver (aka “Ollie”), you can watch it in the video playlist.