April The Giraffe In Labor, New Baby Giraffe Could Come Any Time
April the Giraffe is officially in labor, and her calf is due any time now.
April is the celebrity resident an Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville. The last time she gave birth, over a million people tuned into the Giraffe Cam to watch her calf, Tajiri, enter the world. Now, April is expecting another calf - and all eyes are on her giraffe lady-bits.
(Kinda makes me glad there was no Beth-cam when I gave birth.)
The park has been posting regular updates on their Facebook page, focusing on April's hind end. "Keeper observations of what appeared to be contractions, with "pushing". Every few minutes, April would extend her tail and her back end would bulge an additional couple inches away from the body due to pressure. This was observed repeatedly, along with discharge - prompting cleaning, bedding, and preparedness." That was on March 11.
The keepers feel like birth is "imminent" but April and her calf will let us all know when they're ready. Until then, April enjoyed a veggie taco (hey, pregnant ladies have cravings - even giraffes).
You can sign up for a text alert when April goes into labor HERE.
And of course, you can spend your day watching her "hind end" on the Giraffe Cam: