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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)

Millions of animal lovers around the world rejoiced over the weekend when a giraffe named April gave birth to her calf on a live video stream in upstate New York. On Wednesday, five conservation groups petitioned for giraffes to be listed as endangered.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Vicki Croke (@TheWildLifeWBUR), host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, about threats to giraffes in the wild and captivity.

This segment aired on April 19, 2017.

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