April the pregnant giraffe 'getting bigger,' in better mood today

  • April the pregnant giraffe 'getting bigger,' in better mood today

April the pregnant giraffe 'getting bigger,' in better mood today

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

A photo shared by the zoo shows April's rotund belly curving out and downward, a sign that she's nearing the home stretch of her pregnancy.


Erin Dietrich, a photographer from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, streamed herself pacing around her bedroom, wearing a giraffe mask and showing off her 39-week baby bump for nearly eight minutes on Facebook Live.

The Animal Adventure Park said: "There is a significant amount of belly movement and tail raising". The world has been watching the very pregnant giraffe via a live web camera for almost two weeks now. Will this be the week that April has her baby?

Sunday's message reported April wasn't feeling well earlier in the day. Wax caps are still present, though her back left teat appears to be shedding.

"All around, we are all happy with her progress and continued condition". "She's not in any pain, things are good". Check out the latest and view the photo below. That timeline has passed, prompting Animal Adventure Park owner to publicly state they were mistaken about the timeline. She is a big girl and getting bigger. You can see the moment of truth above. But snow and ice mean no outside time for the expectant mammal and her mate.

April has captivated tens of millions of people across the world who have been checking in on her via the live stream in anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf. He also stated that giraffes fertility cycles run every 17 days, so the conception and subsequent due date could be 17 or even 34 days after their initial estimations.

"I think the fact that she's a giraffe and she's a neat species that people are interested in, that's fostered a lot of the attention", he said. You can watch the live giraffe cam in the video playlist below. The feed was restored about an hour later.

According to Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the average gestation period for a giraffe is about 15 months. Active labor will begin with the onset of April's mucus plug followed by the appearance of hooves.

To the dismay of million of viewers, April the giraffe has not given birth to her calf. A giraffe calf stands a 6-feet-tall when it is born and weighs 150 pounds.