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Watch Live: Katie The Giraffe Has Given Birth To A Baby Calf At The Dallas Zoo

Apr 10, 2015

We have some breaking news to report – of the baby giraffe variety. Katie, a Dallas Zoo giraffe, has given birth – and it’s being streamed live.

 

Animal Planet has teamed up with the zoo to broadcast the birth. Her pregnancy generated a lot of buzz online.

 

Katie went into labor shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. The baby arrived at 6 on the dot.

Katie gave birth in a special maternity stall to give her some space from the rest of the herd -- and a place to bond with the calf.

Fellow giraffes surrounded the stall to watch Katie give birth.

No word on a name just yet, but mama and baby were already cuddling – Katie was giving her newborn that all important first bath -- a few long licks. 

Update: It's a girl! 

 

Watch the livestream here:

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

You’re more likely to see Katie around 5 p.m., when she eats dinner and “settles in for the evening,” Animal Planet says.

 

Meet another baby giraffe

 

The Dallas Zoo welcomed another baby giraffe last fall. Watch this zoo video: