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April the Giraffe is expecting a calf!
Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome a new baby.

Animal Adventure Park
Harpursville, NY

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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

Upon naturally weaning, the calf will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there.  We cannot retain offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species.  

Those "things" on their heads are called ossicones.

Bulls (male giraffes) only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable....
Oliver may share space with April, but for short periods.  Bulls take no part in rearing young. 

They eat hay and specialized giraffe diet but love romaine lettuce and carrot treats. 

April's water source, enrichment, and solo hay feeder are out of sight of the camera view.

This is Animal Adventure's first giraffe calf.

HEY It's Annika!!!
love you April good bye
Linda Franklin
where do we watch the 4:30 special broadcast, the last one???
Samantha McKelvey
Its not fair that oliver has to stay cooped up
Susan M
Good luck, April! You have no idea how popular you are right now!!!
U are all idiots get a life animals have babies every day are u we going to start YouTube channels to watch them all get jobs
this is not the real site folks. go to to be directed to the official site. The video that's playing here right now isn't live. It's dark in the barn now. If you keep watching this, you'll miss the birth.
Kim Cronic
Dern...I hate it that 11Alive isn't showing it on their facebook anymore....I miss the commenting!!! Where did all those watchers go?
Eileen Huettl
Wish there was volume so we could hear her and the vets when they come in to check on her.
Yvonne Blankenship
She looks so tired
Not the live feed
Carole Manzi
She is so beautiful.
Cindy Griswold
why can't they go outside?
Sarah Galle
Why don't these Giraffes have anything to play with, they look sad and lonely.
The calf is coming on April 1st!!!!!!
Denise Chynoweth
Come on momma. You can do this!!!
Carrie Riccobono
i think calfs name should be emerald..... emmy for short its a gemstone and green so it kinda creates a month a gemstone and the color green if its a boy ali..... combines parents initials
Come on people!! Its a joke. An "April fools joke".
Liz Rumpz
I'm wondering what she was fed when her mouth was not seen on camera..
WhEresYour CHAllenge
Don't take it down!
Come on April have that Baby!!!! I can't take it any longer, lol :0)
patricia stone
wheres there food?
Mary T
Is it not on FB any more? I can only see it on YouTube now.
Mary T
Hi, April, still no baby it seems. Hang in there! I'm watching and praying for you from Morgan Hill, CA.
WhEresYour CHAllenge
Wait don't take the live down please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will take me 2 hours to get there!!!
She's so sweet.
Nathalie Dionne
I would like Aprils caffs name to be olivia OR kacy
Rachel Bain
Pete B
They need a real vet as the one who worked out the birth window was completely wrong or was it just a ploy to get donations and visitor numbers up know the calf is not due for weeks yet.
Kelly Souza
did Toys R Us take over the feed?
C Johnson
Giraffes are cool. I went to an old theme park in Central Florida years ago. A giraffe was leaning out of its enclosure directly over me. I looked back and there was a tree. I pulled some limbs towards the giraffe so it could reach. Ironically, an animal built for reach needed a reach assist. Suddenly I had a giraffe friend. They seem pretty relaxed, fortunately. One hoof to the head and it's lights out.
Rhapsody Rhodes
Whatever is in that bucket they just gave her - she really, really likes!
Mrz.Fit-n-Faith Lima
so only animal park adventure zoo page correct!!!!!
Rebekah Joanne Legion
They're looking out the windows, perhaps They would like to go outside :'-(
Kiana Dorsey
Hellooooooo Nurse!!!!!!
Amanda Miller
Her sweet face!
Mrz.Fit-n-Faith Lima
u given 😘awe ! well 😘 back my little mama! I love you too.... Oliver be ready for that big baby to come I think April will have it April fool's the 1st lil April "minie'' jkok sweetie have a good late morning... check with you later👑😇😎💪😘💕💋
was she born in April?
Юлия Албучева
Is there a on-line with chat anywhere? Give a ref!
'Opril' will be born in April.
of my goodness...she is so cute upclose! first time she has,stood in front of the cam when I have been watching! Thank you guys for letting us watch!!
Whay is she doing in the corner? Maybe the turtle smell makes her nausious? Move the cam?
Pip Slack
Thank you AAP for doing this. Your staff are amazing and it's so clear that you love your animals (not just April and Oliver)! April and Oliver are just gorgeous and I hope the birth goes smoothly and well. Again, thank you so much for letting us share in this amazing experience xx
Do have a new sponsor, ToyRus? What happened to Mazuri? Just wondering.
Люблю жифафчиков.
So maybe giraffes don't belong in NY. When I lived in NY.. I never saw a giraffe as a native animal. Just saying. I am sure the giraffe would agree.
LpsUnicorn Sparkles
When is April gonna giving birth?
Lisa Grant
Do they appear to be malnourished or is it just me!
Mads .2000
did she have the baby??
Diana Taylor
I hoping baby be born March 25th. that's my birthday.
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