The Cincinnati Zoo Live-Tweeted A Giraffe Birth

Spoiler alert: It's a girl! Warning: graphic images.

On Monday morning, the Cincinnati Zoo started the hashtag #GiraffeBirth and then proceeded to live-tweet a 7-year-old giraffe named Tessa's labor, which took more than five hours.

The #giraffebirth is happening! Tessa is in labor and two hooves are showing...

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

The #giraffebirth is happening! Tessa is in labor and two hooves are showing...

07:40 PM - 27 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tessa in labor with two hooves showing:

"Can see ankles and hooves"

"Better view of hooves."

Tessa is pacing and has become more active in the last 20 minutes. #giraffebirth

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

Tessa is pacing and has become more active in the last 20 minutes. #giraffebirth

09:30 PM - 27 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"She's pushing and we just saw calf's leg move!"

"Tessa trying to nudge things along."

"BIG push and we caught a glimpse of the calf's nose!"

"Better view of nose peeking out."

"The head is visible!"

"Whole head and legs emerge."

"The baby is out!!"

"Calf already lifted head. All giraffe are watching!"

"Tessa is trying to help calf stand. Good mama."

"Tessa nudges the calf."

"The calf is so close to standing!!"

"Nudge, nudge."

"Standing for first time!!"

"Wobbly, but standing!"

"Trying to nurse"

Tessa standing next to her new baby girl.

"She's just under 6ft tall and weighs about 120lbs."

FYI the Cincinnati Zoo is looking for name suggestion for the baby giraffe. On Thursday, the zoo will announce the final four for a public vote.

It's a girl! Do u have a name suggestion for our new baby giraffe? Tweet it w/ #giraffebirth or post on r FB page - http://t.co/1sMbwkKn5t

Cincinnati Zoo@CincinnatiZoo

It's a girl! Do u have a name suggestion for our new baby giraffe? Tweet it w/ #giraffebirth or post on r FB page - http://t.co/1sMbwkKn5t

07:58 AM - 28 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now watch the video:

View this video on YouTube