April the Giraffe is the latest in a long line of YouTube sensations, but unlike so many fame seekers, April did not have to fail spectacularly to get there. She simply gave birth while the whole world watched…
Animal Adventure, an animal park in New York, hooked up a live feed into April’s life early in February 2017.
At first, thousands of people tuned in to see what April was up to, but those figures shot up to 14 million on Saturday 18 April – the day the baby giraffe was born. That gives April a top five slot for the most-watched live videos ever.
Animal Adventure has announced that the live feed will end later this week, so if you want to see what April and her son are up to, click here.
To watch the actual birth process, check out the video below. It’s more than three hours long, however, so skip forward to 3.10 for the birth. A word of warning, though. Don’t watch it if you’re even slightly squeamish.