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Has April the giraffe finally given birth?

Has April the giraffe finally given birth?

April the giraffe has become a global internet sensation after New York's Animal Adventure Park started broadcasting a live stream of her pen.

"Appetite is notably strong also", Animal Adventure Park wrote on their Facebook page.

The world has been watching the pregnant giraffe via a live web camera for almost two weeks now.

In a Facebook post Monday morning, the park said April was in a much better mood and that her vet was positive and happy with her progression.

"She was reported as being a little "spooky" last evening, which was likely due to the many intense baby kicks observed by keepers".


Almost 56,000 people tuned in to watch the gentle giant Sunday morning as she peered over the dividing fence to catch a glimpse of her mate, Oliver, who paced around his pen. How's the giraffe April?

One asked: "Why are people so obsessed with watching a giraffe give birth like it's not going to be incredibly disgusting".

April will raise the calf naturally. Active labor will begin with the onset of April's mucus plug followed by the appearance of hooves.

He added that April's pregnancy is not just live entertainment, but a teachable moment and source for education. There will be a future announcement for a contest where viewers can suggest names for the baby giraffe. Report fake sites and videos as you come across from them. Are you watching the live giraffe cam?


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