April the giraffe, mother and internet star

After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday (April 15), delighting hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue event.

More than a million people witnessed the birth on the zoo’s livestream.

The YouTube page showed April going into labor and the hooves of the baby first emerging from the standing mother.

Afterwards, the spindly 6ft-tall (1.83-meter) calf, estimated to weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kg), was seen standing at its mother’s side.