If you’ve been living under a rock the past few days, you probably haven’t heard of April the Giraffe. Who’s currently pregnant with her 4th calf, she is 15 years old and lives in Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY. If you were wondering who her baby daddy is, his name is Oliver and you could see him in the upper left corner in the picture above. Our beloved April is quite a cougar since Oliver is only 5 years old, GO APRIL GO! JK
I’ve been watching April’s live stream on YouTube for about over a week now, and can I say I am invested. April has been trending on twitter as well, I’m not the only one who is invested in this birth. You can help but feel all warm & fuzzy inside seeing April in her natural habitat with the help of the internet. In case you were wondering how do the vets know she is in labor, well giraffe’s hide any signs of labor in order not to draw attention from predators. So basically the only way we will know she is in labor is until you see an actual hoof begin to poke out of her rear-end or her water breaks.
Is the calf a boy or girl? Animal Adventure says their ultrasound equipment cannot tell the sex of the calf.
April was due mid-February but she’s ver close it could be any day now. In case you were wondering how big the calf will be once it’s born, the calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6′ tall at birth.
This will be the first calf for the Animal Aventure Park!!!
In case you wanted to join in the live stream of April here is a link.