This Is Why April The Giraffe Hasn't Delivered Yet
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 1:42
If you've been living under a rock for what seems like the previous year and half (but has actually only been the past two months), April is an extremely pregnant giraffe that lives at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.
In an earlier post, vets pointed to a lack of appetite as a sign of impending labor, and April had an early "light's out" in an attempt to speed up labor, the keepers also said. "We hope for launch sequence", they continued.
On Wednesday night, Park officials noticed that April's backend was bulging and that she was walking through strong contractions, which is common behavior for active labor. "Please April for my own sanity have this baby soon". Yes, we have been watching her for a very long time. enjoy the show people.
Once the calf is born and the sex is determined, Animal Adventures will post a contest announcement on their social media platforms where you can submit your name suggestions.
Her calf - which will weigh about 150 pounds and measure about 6 feet tall - will come out front hoofs first and begin walking 30 minutes to an hour later, according to Animal Planet. Hundreds of thousands of people have watched the official stream, let alone the millions who have watched streams of the stream, waiting for April to deliver the calf.
The now world-famous giraffe has been shunning her grain as of late, but that all changed quickly Thursday night - perhaps in preparation for the long-awaited birth. Animal Adventure Park wrote on Facebook.
The animals traveled from Animal Adventure Park in the town of Harpursville.
The gestation period of giraffes usually last between 13 and 15 months. Male giraffes, according to Animal Adventure Park, "only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable". Considering that April has given birth a few times before, veterinarians on staff at the Animal Adventure Park should have some idea how she responds during pregnancy and labor.
Upon naturally weaning, the calf will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there.