April the Pregnant Giraffe Is in Great Shape
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 13, 2017,
Mar 13, 2017, 17:36
April was elsewhere when she gave birth to her first three calves, and this one will be the Harpursville zoo's first giraffe calf. The zoo is also planning to hold an online naming contest for the baby giraffe after April gives birth.
"April continues to be in great condition". On March 10, the zookeepers noted that the hungry pregnant giraffe likes a carrot before every vet visit, perceiving this snack as a fee to enter her pen.
A NY zoo's livestream video of its pregnant giraffe is back online after being temporarily interrupted when high winds knocked out power across the region.
Due to the extreme cold, the giraffes will remain inside, but the zoo encouraged followers to sit tight, stay warm and relax.
"April continues to have us all on edge; when will it be - we just don't know!" the zoo wrote. Her handlers also noticed a that the giraffe experienced a tail-raising because of the pressure. It's been watched by millions upon millions of people from around the world. Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park, told Express that April the giraffe is actually past full term. See the live stream video below.
The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, began streaming April to YouTube on February 23rd. Even if the bad weather hit NY this weekend, the pregnant giraffe is safe at the zoo, where her baby is monitored by specialists.
As of Thursday morning, 15-year-old April still hadn't delivered her calf.
Giraffe pregnancies last up to 15 months.
The giraffe cam of the zoo is in its third week now but there's still no signs of labor. The calf, which will be the first born at Animal Adventure Park, will be about 150 pounds and 6 feet tall at birth and up and walking in about an hour.