Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf on Saturday at a New York zoo.
The 15-year-old giraffe delivered its calf shortly before 10am EDT (2pm GMT) in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209km) north-west of New York City.
The mother giraffe tenderly licked its calf, which began to slowly pick its head up from the floor of the pen.
About 45 minutes after it was born, the calf stood on its wobbly legs for the first time while its mother helped to keep the baby steady. The calf began nursing not long after.
At least 1.2 million people watched the Adventure Park's YouTube streaming of the event.
A giraffe was captured kissing her newborn baby calf... pic.twitter.com/1b9CuKtOcN— Fascinating Pictures (@Fascinatingpics) April 15, 2017
The park's owner, Jordan Patch, said that both mother and calf are doing well. He added that the calf's entrance into the world "was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously".
"Giraffes give birth standing up, which means when the calf is ready to be born, it exits its mother hooves first from six feet off the floor, making for a very exciting event," Mr Patch explained.
This is April's fourth calf, but Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf. The father, a five-year-old giraffe named Oliver, watched from an adjacent pen. This is his first offspring.
The privately-owned zoo began live-streaming from April's enclosure in February. People around the world have been tuning in daily.
April has its own website and even an apparel line. A GoFundMe fundraiser page that initially set a goal of $50,000 (£40,000) had raised more than $125,000 on Saturday morning. The money will be used for the care of the animals.
A contest will be held to decide on a name for the calf.
The park's live-stream was briefly interrupted in February when YouTube pulled the feed after someone reported the images contained explicit material and nudity. Mr Patch blamed "a handful of extremists and animal rights activists" for the interruption.
The wait for the giraffe became an anxiety-ridden experience for some. A songwriter from Farmington, New Hampshire, even posted a music video on YouTube called I'm Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe).
No other details on the calf were announced, but they usually weigh around 150 pounds (68.04kg) and are about six feet (1.83 metres) tall at birth. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months on average.
Animal Adventure Park is currently closed to the public and will open in mid-May.