Giraffe born at Toledo zoo won't go on exhibit for a while

The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York set up a live stream to document April the giraffe's pregnancy in February, making her an instant Internet celebrity.

"Her body/belly is much less beach balled, as the bulges have streamlined".

"Those long legs take a little bit of getting used to but the new calf is doing ever so well, as is mom".

The said they're hoping for a "launch sequence!"

When April goes into active labor, the baby's front hoofs will be the first to come out, followed by the snout, the zoo says.

A baby giraffe was born - but it wasn't April's - and it's been almost two months since her baby-watch live stream first went up.

A GoFundMe page set up for April, giraffe father Oliver and their calf has raised more than $100,000 out of a goal of $50,000.

The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and will be about 6 feet tall at birth. The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as "sexually explicit" before being restored.




Those who are serious about tuning in to watch April the Giraffe give birth on the Animal Adventure Park live cam can now sign up for text alerts that will let them know exactly when to turn their computers on.

So for another Sunday, we will all wait with April! No joke, this giraffe has more people talking than Beyonce's twins and even Toys R Us is involved.

"Well Giraffe Fans, here we are approaching another weekend without a giraffe calf..."

Zookeepers did not know until recently that his mother, Kipele, was pregnant since she was on birth control.

Animal Adventures says they have a back-up plan and will go live from their Facebook page of the feed. Animal Adventure Park wrote on an April 6 evening update. Once she is, the birth of April's calf should come pretty fast. "We encourage you to shop NOW if you want April Gear before supply becomes backordered and the sale ends".

"She is still showing all the signs that she is nearly ready", said Dr. Tim.

Male giraffes don't take part in raising their off-spring.

Once the calf is born and the sex is determined, Animal Adventures will post a contest announcement on their social media platforms where you can submit your name suggestions.

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