April the giraffe prepares to give birth at NY zoo

April the giraffe prepares to give birth at NY zoo

April the giraffe prepares to give birth at NY zoo

Everyone is waiting for her to give birth.

April, the 15-year-old giraffe whose calf birth is now being live streamed on YouTube, continues to go through labor as zoo keepers at the Animal Adventure Park near Binghamton, New York expect her to deliver at any time. April was elsewhere when she gave birth to her first three calves, and this one will be the Harpursville zoo's first giraffe calf.

Since the privately owned zoo's giraffe cam began live-streaming video from April's enclosure last week, the feed has totaled more than 15 million views on YouTube as people around the world check on the status of April's 15-month pregnancy.

The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be about six feet tall at birth.

"By reporting that live feed and having it pulled offline, you've literally just pulled an educational tool away from millions and millions and millions of viewers worldwide". Since giraffe skin is so to think, ultrasounds can not determine the sex of the calf, so we'll all just have to wait and see.

April ate breakfast on Monday morning, according to a Facebook post by the zoo.

The watch continues. April was notably less tolerant of veterinary examination today; her behavior suggesting her not as willing to be as vulnerable to touch, but Always a lady, she kept her manners. Continued movement of baby inside and big baby kicks are noticeably obvious.

Tomorrow will yield warmer temperatures and yard time for both Oliver and April.

There's still no baby yet, but April the giraffe and her baby are "happy and healthy".

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