AND | How long do I have to watch that giraffe before it has its baby?! When she finally gives birth, her calf's front hooves will come out first, followed by the snout.
"April's website, aprilthegiraffe.com, includes a link for buying apparel from baby clothing to adult-sized hoodies imprinted with a giraffe's head and "#Aprils View Crew" along with the park's name and location.
But - there WAS a giraffe born this week and it was on camera! Yes, she will have this calf when she is good and ready. However, with human intervention, giraffes can live to 20 to 27 years old. I'm not sure what vocations and avocations are being neglected by some of the giraffe webcam watchers, but I hope she has her baby soon so we can go back to being productive people again.
This will be April's fourth calf, according to Animal Adventure Park. Once sign labor is close is when a giraffe's water breaks, which can be a trickle of liquid or a heavier flow of mucus. To the world, it was an opportunity to watch the exotic pregnant animal give birth in real time-an event the zoo has been predicting since February would happen imminently, and as of Friday evening was still promising could happen any minute.
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After the zoo said April had reached the full-term of her pregnancy-giraffes have an average gestation period of 15 months-Toys "R" Us seized on a unique opportunity to sponsor an event with no known kickoff time or end date.
They have been so overwhelmed with questions they have had to ask people to stop emailing in.
Male giraffes don't take part in raising their off-spring.
Upon naturally weaning, the calf will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there. There is only an estimated 1,500 of those in the wild and they are one of the most endangered of the nine sub-species of giraffe. "Typically a giraffe can eat up to 75lbs of food per day", said officials in the online post. This is after a few days of picking at grain and hay.