April the Giraffe, the beloved animal whose pregnancy caused a global sensation and kept millions glued to their computer screens, died Friday morning after doctors administered euthanasia due to her worsening arthritis.

"We grieve with her many fans, near and far, as we say goodbye to the giraffe that can be credited with making a foothold for giraffe and giraffe conservation awareness in the 21st century," a statement from Animal Adventure Park read.

April, 20 years of age, became a household name across the world in the spring of 2017 when her pregnancy was live streamed on YouTube by Animal Adventure Park. She made appearances on national morning talk shows, and helped boost the popularity of the Broome County private zoo.

In April 2017, she gave birth to a calf, Tajiri, and a second calf, Azizi in 2019.

The staff at Animal Adventure Park had made accomodations for her in the past year due to her condition, including changes to her barn, diet, and medical treatment, the statement said.

“April the Giraffe brought joy to the millions who have watched her via the park’s Giraffe Cam, and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who have made the trip to her home in Harpursville, New York. To her keepers and our team here at the park, she is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting," said park owner Jordan Patch. "April’s impact on animal conservation and appreciation is both immeasurable and lasting. The loss of an animal as loved as her will be felt in our community, around the country and across the world."