Watch Live: Zoo Says April the Giraffe May Give Birth Soon

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Harpursville, NY — An internet outage at Animal Adventure Park had many on edge Saturday Morning.

In a Facebook update, officials assured viewers, “this is not the hoax many anticipated” and that they are working to restore the feed.

UPDATE: At around 9 a.m. Saturday, April the giraffe’s live cam was restored.

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“Today is not the day to stop watching,”  Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said during a live interview on GMA Friday.

In an update Friday morning, zoo officials said that “all observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight – we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition.”

In a Facebook update Thursday evening (typo in post status dates post as 3/3), keepers stated that April’s behavior was “very off from normal.” April’s udders are reportedly full and it shouldn’t be much longer now.

Photo Credit: BingPop “Calf’s first sight of Dad”

Also, zoo officials announced a paid ‘Labor Alert’ system.  The text alerts will provide updates on April’s labor, as well as, exclusive content and photos of the calf for months to come.  A portion of the fee will go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for wild conservation of giraffes.

This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for Oliver. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6 feet tall at birth, zoo officials said.

The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored.

The zoo has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to offset the annual care of the giraffes and has also established a website for April.

7 comments

  • Poor Daddy

    That poor other one (daddy) just goes round and round all day and all night. Let the poor fella outside!!

    • Jen

      I’m not a giraffe expert here but i was once told that if the ground is wet and soggy the giraffes can’t be out. Also I don’t know if they can handle
      the cold weather.

    • Sara

      Oooooo ya!!!! Lol what exactly is perverted about this. It’s life and it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to watch her birth!!

  • Really..Again..When??

    Really?? Its been “Soon” for the past two months. Is there not a VET on the premises?? I think the VET should know how far along she is..I mean, that is there forte!!

    • Jen

      Since the vet doesn’t seem to know what’s going on maybe you could give us a little insight. It’s really not a big deal why all the negativity? Is it really causing you that much turmoil? Obviously it must be a little hard to
      tell in giraffes. Just roll with it.

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