Countdown continues to April the giraffe giving birth

That's the latest update from Animal Adventure Park in NY where all eyes continue to be on April the giraffe as she awaits the birth of her 4th calf.

The Animal Adventure Park's Wednesday's morning report excited giraffe cam viewers when they stated, "we could be hours away or days, so do not stop your day, but certainly don't stop watching!"

April the giraffe fans haven't been getting much sleep as of late, as they wait, and watch the cam on YouTube, for the birth of April's fourth giraffe calf.

And that update came a day after zoo officials said April's "udder continues to fill," and two days after "interesting behavior", pointed to an imminent arrival of a new calf at the Harpursville, N.Y. animal park.

The keepers will go in with April occasionally to clean her pen and give her treats (but not Oliver).

Mashable also mentioned that Animal Adventure Park had been reaping the benefits of the viral pregnant giraffe.

Could the pregnancy of April the giraffe be an elaborate hoax?

Animal Adventure Park is now in its off-season and the park is closed to visitors. April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn. Patch plans to hold an online naming competition for the baby after it's born.

A GoFundMe page set up for April, giraffe father Oliver and their calf has raised more than $23,000 out of a goal of $50,000. Bulls take no part in rearing young. "I wish you a safe birth... may you and your new baby recover from birth surrounded by a cocoon of love... and so many there at AAP and "virtually" who love you".

Animal Adventure says their ultrasound equipment can not tell the sex of the calf.

How long has April been with Animal Adventure Park?

This is Animal Adventure's first giraffe calf.

  • Joanne Flowers