Compared To Other YouTube Sensations, How Does April The Giraffe Measure Up?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — April the Giraffe was a gestation sensation: the focus of a YouTube live cam since February gave birth to a calf over the weekend, but the broadcast from the central New York animal park continues. We’re now learning just how ‘tall’ April has proved to be:

With more than 232 million views and 127 million hours seen, YouTube says the April cam is the second most-watched live channel in its history — behind only League of Legends eSports.

Word traveled fast on Saturday; more than 1.2 million people saw April deliver her little one. YouTube says that lands in the top five most-watched moments for a live event.

READ: April The Giraffe Welcomes Much-Anticipated Calf

Jordan Patch owns Animal Adventure Park where it happened in real life.

“It’s remarkable — April the Giraffe and now her calf has united the world about a positive and good cause,” Patch said. And for us as an organization, it’s a home run — but even more for giraffes in general.”

And what TV show wouldn’t want this kind of loyalty? The average time each viewer spent watching April every day was a half-hour.

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One Comment

  1. The weight of April’s calf was 129 at birth. Over these last 2 months I’ve learned that my biggest pet peaves is news stations doing reports about things they no nothing about. No offense to you at all. But you know, it’s kind of like studying before a test. :) :)

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