April the Giraffe Update; The count down to calf has begun!

3/29 Morning update! Progression! And now the count down begins to calf.

We will not confirm active labor, but we do have discharge that would suggest the count down to calf has begun! Mammary development is on point.

To readdress what to expect! From hooves to baby on the ground – could be as quick as 30-60 minutes. Baby will be on average 150# and 6′ tall. Within an hour, we want to see baby on its feet. Yes, baby will stumble, fall, and face plant – but it is all part of the process and we cannot intervene. Once standing, we want baby to nurse within the next 60-120 minutes to get the essential colostrum. Our team will not intervene unless we absolutely have to.



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