How Giraffe give birth - Soon April the giraffe give birth live cam
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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — *Update*
3/19 Evening Update
Keeper report is "holy smokes" baby is sticking out. It is very evident in visual observations that the calf is moving up and sticking out! All are happy with progress, we are not in labor at this time.
Temperatures are warming and snow is melting. We hope to have the giraffes outside soon! Excitingly - a new batch of enrichment items should be arriving tomorrow and will be installed for viewer enjoyment!
Hope all had a great weekend and we look forward to another week and hopefully the arrival of our long awaited calf.
Imagine your baby doing cartwheels in the womb right before giving birth. Not exactly a comfortable scenario, right? Well, that’s exactly what April the giraffe’s spotted little bundle of joy is doing right now as it prepares to make a debut any moment at the Animal Adventure Park. Fox2 reports that April’s Zookeepers say that her belly is now oval shaped and has dropped. They added that the calf appears to be doing cartwheels in the giraffe mamma’s distended belly.
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April the Giraffe is expecting a calf!
Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome a new baby.
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THINGS TO KNOW:
April is 15 - her 4th calf
April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn - odd rumor
Oliver is 5 - his 1st calf
They have some of the biggest pens in the nation (sq ft per animal). We take pride in our indoor housing and the level of enrichment and care to keep them happy and healthy.
The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth.
The front hooves will come out first followed by the snout.
Mom will naturally raise the calf, with weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer. We will not rush this process – it is just a documented range of captive weaning.
Once the calf is born, we will have a contest to name it.
The keepers will go in with April, clean her pen, give her treats (but not Oliver). He is a bull - and a bull is a bull is a bull!
Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months