A giraffe mom named Autumn is expecting her second baby soon and all eyes are on the shelter in South Carolina she shares with her 22 month old, Kiko.

The Greenville Zoo’s 7-year-old Masai giraffe is viewable via webcam that will provide live coverage of the giraffe birth. This will be the second calf for Walter, 8 years old, and Autumn, who gave birth to Kiko in October 2012.

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Giraffes give birch while standing up. Their newborns, weighing 120-150 pounds and measuring 6-feet tall at birth, will usually take their first steps within an hour.Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 11.53.36 AM 1

The tallest animal on earth, giraffes can grow to stand 19 feet and weigh more than 3,000 pounds.

(WATCH the webcam via Friends of the Greenville Zoo)

Top Photo by Nathan Rupert via CC license – Story tip from Brian J


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