The Cincinnati Zoo Live-Tweeted A Giraffe Birth

Spoiler alert: It’s a girl! Warning: graphic images.

2. Tessa in labor with two hooves showing:

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Facebook: cincinnatizoo

6. “She’s pushing and we just saw calf’s leg move!”

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7. “Tessa trying to nudge things along.”

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8. “BIG push and we caught a glimpse of the calf’s nose!”

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9. “Better view of nose peeking out.”

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13. “The baby is out!!”

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14. “Calf already lifted head. All giraffe are watching!”

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Twitter: @CincinnatiZoo

15. “Tessa is trying to help calf stand. Good mama.”

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Twitter: @CincinnatiZoo

16. “Tessa nudges the calf.”

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17. “The calf is so close to standing!!”

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Twitter: @CincinnatiZoo

18. “Nudge, nudge.”

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19. “Standing for first time!!”

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Twitter: @CincinnatiZoo

20. “Wobbly, but standing!”

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21. “Trying to nurse”

Cincinnati Zoo / Via Twitter: @CincinnatiZoo

22. Tessa standing next to her new baby girl.

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23. “She’s just under 6ft tall and weighs about 120lbs.”

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25. Now watch the video:

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