A baby giraffe was just born live on the Internet

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Katie the giraffe just spent about an hour giving birth — and her labor was broadcast live online by Animal Planet.

She took the attention in stride, though, even though more than 1.4 million eyeballs were watching her every move at one point—she even got some excited lookie-loos from the stall next door to the maternity area at the Dallas Zoo, where she lives.

During the birth, which takes longer in captivity than in the wild due to a lack of predators, Harrison Edell, the zoo’s senior director of living collections, shared with the viewing audience some interesting giraffe facts Read more…

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