An animal park in upstate NY has gone viral with a streaming video of a pregnant giraffe named April.
April's good but "active" night appeared to have been caused by the possibility of a few contractions Friday night into Saturday, but Animal Adventure Park said it can not confirm she did have contractions. The observation comes a day after the zoo reported "significant movement" and "strong kicks from within!" "The world waits on edge. and April smirks with a mouthful of cud".
The Denver Zoo's giraffe, Kipele, and baby Dobby. Her keeper and vet documented "increased tail raising and holding", as well as "periods of increased movement/pace" Wednesday night.
This new addition brings the Zoo's giraffe herd to five. The feed has totaled more than 15 million views on YouTube as people around the world check on April's condition. After it was put back up, a spokesman for the park blamed the complaint on extreme animal rights activists. A viewer took a photo of April that showed, "There is no doubt momma and calf are progressing and growing".
Animal Adventure Park said, however, to keep checking in. "Just not yet in the giraffe barn".
A live video stream has captured the attention of thousands carefully inspecting the expectant mother giraffe, April's every move inside the barn at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville. Thousands upon thousands of commenters voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so.
The giraffe is visibly bigger since the livestream began last Thursday. Still no signs of active labor as of yet.
The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6-feet-tall at birth, PIX11 reports.
A male baby giraffe named Dobby was born about 3 a.m. Tuesday.