UPDATE ON APRIL THE GIRAFFE! Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam- LIVE CAM BELOW
2/28 Mid Day Update:
2/28 Morning Update:
April had a good night and is as large as ever. Keepers have documented an evening of her sides. The calf was generally carried on her left side, but all has become proportionate. Activity remains normal, behavior normal. Yard time will be granted this morning once temperatures rise to a safe level.
2/27 evening update:
April has us on our toes! then our heels, then our toes, then our heels! Major changes have been noticed in her back end, but from hour to hour we are see a different state.
LIVE VIDEO CAM: ‘APRIL’
Many people across the country have been mesmerized with #GiraffeWatch in recent days. A zoo in the state of New York has posted a live streaming video of April, a 15-year-old giraffe who is expected to give birth at any time.
The Animal Adventure Park started streaming video of the giraffe in her enclosed pen on Wednesday. The feed was briefly interrupted Thursday morning, when it was removed from YouTube because certain Animal Rights Activists allegedly labeled it as sexually explicit.
“Giraffe moms give birth standing up,” King said. “So, that adds a little excitement to the process. You usually see the front feet first, and then the nose. Once it gets going, the mom gets the shoulders passed. Gravity sort of helps because they’re standing.”
King said a giraffe’s birth is usually quick, as it usually takes 30 minutes or so after the hoofs initially appear.