While I know we’re all waiting for April, the giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York to give birth, you have to check out Orla, the giraffe that beat her to it.
Orla was pregnant for 15 months at the Chester Zoo in England. Although she wasn’t actually due for a while yet, she surprised the zoo staff and visitors by giving birth. The whole event was captured by the zoo’s security cameras.
On April 4, 2017, Orla shakily walked around her enclosure but then the staff noticed a tiny head poking out. Slowly but surely her calf emerges and plops onto the ground. It’s not the most graceful entrance into the world but it does the trick.
Watch the video above to see this miracle of nature and witness the new baby giraffe’s first steps!!