April the giraffe became an internet sensation as the world watched for her to give birth, live on camera, at an upstate NY zoo, but after months of peering into her stall, viewers will have to say goodbye to her.
For those watching the live cam, it went out with a whimper.
The channel had its biggest day on Saturday when the calf was born, with more than 14 million live views.
"We're going to be down obviously for a little bit of time", he said. Dietrich brought her giraffe mask and even got to feed April. After about ten days, the park says they'll reveal the top 10 names, and the public will be allowed to vote on their favorites.
The YouTube stream, which has been running nearly continuously since February, has been viewed by millions of animal lovers.
Head giraffe keeper Alyssa Swilley echoed Patch. As dad Oliver paced in his nearby stall, millions of people joined him via the webcam and watched as the baby - a boy, it turned out - arrived.
Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the baby was healthy and April was recovering "perfectly".
April's fans can continue to watch mother and baby on livestream now. For starters, they still need to name the calf and a contest is now being held for the flawless name. When we first started this adventure, the park's Facebook page had less than 100,000 followers.
You can also keep connected to the calf by voting for his name.