Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

Animal Adventure Park takes pride in their indoor housing and the level of enrichment and care to keep the giraffes happy and healthy.

A contest will be held to decide on a name for the calf.

April and Oliver have also been enjoying their new enrichment toys, the park reports.

Almost an hour later, the calf's small front hooves were poking out.

The zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February.

April is giving birth.


In previous Facebook posts, keepers chronicled significant developments that led them to believe the birth was nearing.

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Hollins' lawyer, Justin Miller, said the incident would likely have been gone unreported if it had not been caught on video. He also wrote that he remembered detaining the same man during another stop, where Hollins allegedly had a loaded gun.

"There you have it guys, we have a baby", he said.

Cory Smith jokingly tweeted: "Am I the only one that saw birth of the baby giraffe and started humming circle of life?" The mama giraffe tenderly licked her calf, which began to slowly pick its head up from the floor of the pen. The park is set to open on May 13, 2017.

"It was an absolutely flawless birthing process, it went exactly as planned", park owner Jordan Patch said in a Facebook livestream.

The gestation period for a giraffe can last for 13-15 months.

April the giraffe gave birth to her fourth calf early Saturday morning, putting an end to the wait that had kept millions of people across the world on the edge of their seats. While the AAP staff are extremely busy, they assured the public that everything is fine.

That's because zoologists have told various media outlets that the only way to tell a giraffe is about to give birth is when you see hooves. Tens of thousands of people at all hours tune into the YouTube channel for the moment April goes into labor.

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