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The Cincinnati Zoo Live-Tweeted A Giraffe Birth

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

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On Monday morning, the Cincinnati Zoo started the hashtag #GiraffeBirth and then proceeded to live-tweet a 7-year-old giraffe named Tessa's labor, which took more than five hours.

The #giraffebirth is happening! Tessa is in labor and two hooves are showing...

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

The #giraffebirth is happening! Tessa is in labor and two hooves are showing...

07:40 PM - 27 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tessa is pacing and has become more active in the last 20 minutes. #giraffebirth

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

Tessa is pacing and has become more active in the last 20 minutes. #giraffebirth

09:30 PM - 27 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

FYI the Cincinnati Zoo is looking for name suggestion for the baby giraffe. On Thursday, the zoo will announce the final four for a public vote.

It's a girl! Do u have a name suggestion for our new baby giraffe? Tweet it w/ #giraffebirth or post on r FB page - http://t.co/1sMbwkKn5t

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

It's a girl! Do u have a name suggestion for our new baby giraffe? Tweet it w/ #giraffebirth or post on r FB page - http://t.co/1sMbwkKn5t

07:58 AM - 28 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now watch the video:

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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