Giraffe Mom Gives Birth Before April the Giraffe

By: Joe Hyer

March 9, 2017

"Giraffe mom" has beat out April the giraffe. Yeah, the South Carolina mom who shared viral a parody video last week has given birth to a healthy baby boy. 

In case you forgot, South Carolina’s Erin Dietrich made us all laugh last week when she shared this video on social media:

Dietrich (like the rest of the world) had been closely watching the camera focused on April the giraffe as she geared up to give birth. Her parody video racked up more than 31 million views last week. Well, today we learned that “giraffe mom” actually beat out April the giraffe by giving birth first. Dietrich shared the news on Facebook with yet another viral photo.

Meanwhile, all eyes remain on the live camera in upstate New York that is focused on April the giraffe. Zoo officials say that we should remain patient as we await April to go into labor.