Katie the 'diva' giraffe to give birth live on the Internet

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  • Cameras will stream in every detail of the birth
  • A calf weighs a whopping 100 to 150 pounds at birth, Animal Planet says

(CNN)There's a 6-foot baby on the way for one lanky, graceful giant.

Katie the giraffe, one of the most popular residents at the Dallas Zoo, will give birth to a not-so-little one any day now.
Animal Planet has teamed up with the zoo to live stream the birth of the calf. It will feature 10 cameras showing different angles of the delivery.
    As we await the calf's debut, viewers will be treated to a feed of a restless Katie sauntering across her stall. On sunny days, she may be out enjoying the nice weather and licking zoo guests.
    "She's one of the only giraffes at the Dallas Zoo who can stick her long tongue out on cue," Animal Planet said in a statement.
    This is not Katie's first, um, rodeo. She has a 4-year-old calf, Jamie.
    The spunky Katie is the "diva" among a herd of 12 giraffes at the zoo and loves to "toss her head around" when she doesn't like something, the zoo says.
    "She is very good at communicating to me and the other keepers how she's feeling," says Allison Dean, her trainer.
    Katie will give birth after a 15-month gestation period, the average for a giraffe, according to Animal Planet
    A calf weighs a whopping 100 to 150 pounds at birth. About half an hour after it is born, it starts walking.