Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville will welcome a baby giraffe into the world very soon. Their 15-year-old giraffe April is carrying the calf, and she’s expected to go into labor at any moment now.
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Video from the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursvile, NY.
April is expected to give birth at any moment. At 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, there were more than 50,000 people watching the live feed.
Oliver, a 5-year-old giraffe at the park, is the calf’s father. According to Animal Adventure Park, this is his first calf and it’s April’s fourth.
The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be about 6′ tall at birth.
Giraffe pregnancies last about 15 months.
While grown-up giraffes like Mama April and Papa Oliver can reach up to 18 feet tall, newborn giraffes clock in at around 6 feet tall and can weigh about 150 lbs. Big baby, no? Our condolences to April on her recovery! Another fun fact? April and Oliver’s calf will be born already standing up. Clearly, human babies have nothing on giraffes!