Over the last couple of weeks millions of Americans have tuned in to check on April the giraffe. April had a "very active" night so today could be the day that she gives birth. (Then again, they've been saying that for weeks.)

Check out the video below, if you don't have time to wait around your computer all day, but would like to see a giraffe deliver. Spoiler alert: Birth is a miracle... a messy messy miracle.

Did you know that giraffes are pregnant for 15-months? Did you know their babies, known as calves, are six feet tall when their born and weigh between 100 and 150 pounds?

Animalplanet.com says giraffe births are celebrated because the giraffe's existence is threatened in their native habitat.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are approximately 80,000 giraffes currently on the African continent, a 40% loss from 1999 when the populations were at 140,000. Of the nine subspecies, the reticulated giraffe is estimated to have a population size of 4,700 which is down from the estimated 31,000 in 1998, as reported by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.


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