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Katie the giraffe is giving birth live on camera at the Dallas Zoo

Katie, a giraffe at the Dallas Zoo, is about to pop, and cameras are there to capture the whole thing.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Apr 7, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 3:19 am CDT

The hottest celebrity baby right now isn’t North West, or Blue Ivy, or even Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter James. It’s the as-yet unnamed spawn of Katie, a giraffe whose labor is being broadcast on livecam at the Dallas Zoo. 

For now, the expectant mother is hanging out and eating leaves and stuff, but she could go into labor at any minute. The internet is waiting for the baby’s arrival with bated breath and using the hashtag #GiraffeBirthLive to express their excitement about the impending birth. It seems that people really, really, really want that thing to just pop out already.

There are eight cameras set up in the zoo’s maternity stall to capture Katie’s labor for Animal Planet. She already has one calf named Jamie, who didn’t receive the same royal treatment when he was born. Sibling rivalry alert!

People can sign up for birth alerts via text message to make sure they don’t miss a moment of the baby coming down the birth cantal. Until the big moment comes, you can watch Katie just chillin’ and generally being adorable.

Image via Animal Planet

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*First Published: Apr 7, 2015, 5:12 pm CDT