April the giraffe welcomes much-anticipated male calf

17 April, 2017, 04:51 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • April the Giraffe Goes Into Labor

April is one of the most popular residents at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Fans got a sneak preview of the birth through a captionless photo posted to Facebook showing what appeared to be the leg of a giraffe calf.

The feed was launched in February and quickly picked up an intense following of viewers hoping to catch the first glimpses of a baby giraffe.

April's labour lasted about two hours, and was announced on Facebook by park owner Jordan Patch.

Pretty efficiently, apparently: Despite the fact that her calf weighed something on the order of 150 pounds, and stood 6 foot tall at birth, April's delivery was a textbook giraffe calving affair.

The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

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April's celebrity and the public fascination with her unborn calf blossomed when the zoo began providing a live YouTube stream in February.

April has her own website and even an apparel line.

The zoo says it will have a contest to decide on a name for the calf. The proud papa is a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver.

A NY zoo's livestream video of its pregnant giraffe is showing her giving birth. "We had a giraffe baby together;" "Everybody sticking their neck out for this baby giraffe;" and "On a day where "mother of all bombs" is a trending phrase, I love how the world unites over the birth of a baby giraffe".

For over two months now, so many of us have been focusing a frankly ridiculous amount of attention on a pregnant giraffe living in a NY zoo. It is now closed and will open to the public in mid-May.

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