Saturday 21 October 2017

This is not a drill: April the giraffe is giving birth

By Taylor Heyman

There’s a baby giraffe on the way!

A world-famous giraffe is in the early stages of labour, with hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch.

April the giraffe, a resident at Adventure Animal Park in New York, has been the subject of weeks of speculation over when she would give birth.

The zoo began a live stream into her enclosure more than a month ago, which attracted thousands of viewers at a time who were left wondering if she was even pregnant in the first place as the wait became longer and longer.

Now the time has finally come. The live video feed shows two hooves emerging from April as she paces around her enclosure.

This calf will be 15-year-old April’s fourth. When it is born, it will be approximately 6′ tall.

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Animal Adventure Park, Harpursville, New York. 1,137,435 likes · 324,092 talking about this. Interactive Educational Animal Park www.TheAnimalAdventurePark.com Opening May 13th 2017

In a Facebook Live from the enclosure, park owner Jordan Patch told viewers: “We are in labour, 100%! Cancel your plans, it’s time to have a baby!”

The park will be holding a competition to name the little boy or girl… what are the odds on Giraffe McGiraffeface?

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