Watch live video of April the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park

11 Avril, 2017, 18:11 | Author: Cyril Hebras
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Dr. Tim was on site soon after and confirms we have a happy healthy momma and the waiting game continues!

One of the changes that indicate active labor is increased pacing in addition to pushing and contractions. Moms will get very "Pacey" before and during birth.we will see if it is any indication as to what is to come.

This will be April's fourth calf and the first for Oliver.

April the giraffe's loyal band of live streamers and 26,700 or so Twitter followers continue to await any signs of a calf baby.

On Sunday zoo keepers at noticed "major movement and bulging of the belly, noting the left side - appeared to have a leg, joint, neck or something sticking out!" April's baby will remain with her for 6 to 10 months, but be weaned off of nursing and removed from its mother to avoid the potentially incestuous behavior.

Animal Adventure Park began streaming on February 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing worldwide attraction. Thousands upon thousands of commenters voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so.

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The anticipation for April's calf to be born has gotten so high that several people have been emailing the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville for updates. She is outdoors as I type this update! "The fact that you're gonna get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth - that's neat".

He added that April's pregnancy is not just live entertainment, but a teachable moment and source for education.

Since the privately owned zoo's giraffe cam began live-streaming video from April's enclosure people around the world check on the status of April's 15-month pregnancy.

Once the calf is born, the zoo will hold a contest to name it. At birth it will weigh in at about 150 pounds and will stand at about 6' tall, Animal Adventure Park said.

In an effort to possibly bring about labor, Animal Adventure Park has shifted the giraffes' bedtime to follow the "natural light cycle" of dawn and dusk.


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