After April the Giraffe’s Calf Is Born, See 5 Dramatic Animal Births
Live-streamed eagles, calves dropping to the ground and rare wildcat birth membranes all feature in our most jaw-dropping animal birth videos.
After hundreds of thousands watched April the giraffe give birth to her calf in Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York on Saturday, we take a look at some of the most dramatic animal birth videos from our archive.
Like April’s calf, the eagles hatched while many watched their progress online after the National Arboretum in Washington DC installed cameras near their nest. After hatching later than expected as thousands watched, the eaglets caused quite a stir as they shredded a fish caught by one of the parents. Here you can see the hatching’s best moments.
In a dramatic live birth, a veterinarian had to physically pull twin calves out of their mother, who has been in labor for four hours–far longer