Is April the Giraffe's Pregnancy Real, Or, a Big April Fools' Joke?
- Author: Santos West Apr 07, 2017,
Apr 07, 2017, 1:17
Allysa Swilley, head giraffe keeper, with April, a pregnant giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. April's pregancy has been live streamed, has gone viral and is expected to be a big internet moment when she gives birth.
"All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight", the post said.
Dr. Tim, the veterinarian caring for the world-famous giraffe April, seems to have had enough of the hullabaloo surrounding her fourth pregnancy.
Patch also said that it is still very cold outside. I'll keep all posted and will let you know when the baby is on its way. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months. The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as "sexually explicit" before being restored. Here are some fun facts about April and her baby.
There are 9 subspecies of giraffe, the most common being the Rothschild's.
He also added that he can not induce April the giraffe's labor because it will only endanger the life of April and her calf.
While April has not yet given birth, the park reported on its Facebook page that it has welcomed three black belly Barbados lambs and twin pygmy goats since the giraffe watch began. Thousands of fans have kept watch over live webcam footage chronicling April's every move. At birth it will weigh in at about 150 pounds and will stand at about 6' tall, Animal Adventure Park said. We are there. We are close. "The giraffes did enjoy some outside time today, though April chose to enjoy the sunshine and air from her doorway". Good Morning America even has a live stream up and running. The vets joked about launching "Operation Taco Induction" and posted a photo of a carrot taco in front of April's already waiting mouth, but they said that they did not actually feed the giraffe taco.
In a social climate where everything is fuel for the proverbial dumpster fire that is political discourse, April and animal livestreams like hers give us something that's increasingly harder to come by: an apolitical entertainment experience.
Make sure to check out Animal Adventure Park's live cam above for a real-time look at April the Giraffe, and if you've got baby name ideas or any other thoughts on the long wait for April to give birth, feel free to sound off on the comments section below.
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