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Keepers predict a calf today or tonight for April the pregnant giraffe

The staff at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York write, "All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight - we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition". Her behavior is very off from normal demeanor; this is to be expected. Download our news app and we'll alert you! A portion of the fee will go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for wild conservation of giraffes. "We will keep the world posted".

The official Animal Adventure Park YouTube live video stream has, at times, spiked to well over 250,000 live viewers. It won't be long now.

The animal park posts two daily updates on their Facebook page, once in the morning and once in the evening to keep eager fans informed.

The park's live stream was interrupted briefly last week when YouTube pulled the feed after someone reported the images contained explicit material and nudity.

There's been a lot of speculation of how long April has been in labor and if she's actually contracting.

"We're very happy to be sharing this moment with you", said Patch. "We are seeing nearly all the signs of birth happening within the coming days".

April the Giraffe is close to giving birth.

When things start moving, baby should make a speedy arrival.

"We can not retain offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species", the zoo says.

April, a 15-year-old giraffe from Harpursville, N.Y. has been a viral sensation since her zoo cam launched. He won't take any part in rearing the calf, though.

Male giraffes instinctively care about three things.

"He is a bull - and a bull is a bull is a bull!" the zoo says.

The Animal Adventure Park in upstate NY began live streaming from the pregnant Giraffe's barn on February 24, and at any given time, there are thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of people watching her every move.

"While I could understand that it would be a really neat elaborate hoax, it is not that". The giraffe was slated to give birth Friday or Saturday. This will be his first calf. This will also be the Animal Adventure Park's first giraffe calf.

Once in full labor, she could deliver in an hour or less, Patch said.

When April's calf is eventually born, it will stand at 6-feet-all and weight 150 pounds.



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