Giraffe gets ready to give birth
This will be April's fourth calf, and a first for her hubby Oliver.
People around the world have their eyes on April the giraffe! Thousands are now watching day five of the live stream, with mate and soon-to-be first time dad, five-year-old Oliver, in a separate pen beside her. This will be his first calf. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and will be about 6′ tall at birth.
Giraffes have a 15-month gestation period, according to Patch. While keepers say April's due date was in the middle of February, they can't give an exact time when they think she may give birth. Watch the above video for more on Trump's grades, and be sure to tune in to Fox New Channel tonight at 9pm ET for the big speech. "If we want to have these animals left on Earth to appreciate, and understand and to eventually conserve, we need these efforts that we're putting in now", said Patch. We will not rush this process - it is just a documented range of captive weaning. The park set up a live video camera over her enclosure.
The video is meant for "educational purposes", and the earlier YouTube video had 20 to 30 million views in about 12 hours, according to the zoo.
Some spoilsports reported the livestream for explicit content, so it was briefly taken down. The park is "an interactive educational animal park; created to promote up close and hands-on animal encounters".
The keepers will go in with April, clean her pen, give her treats (but not Oliver).
"We can not retain offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species", the zoo explained.
Those "things" on their heads are called ossicones. This is when the public can submit their name suggestions. Guess they figured giraffes are always nude. This includes "the unique experience of hand feeding 100s of animals, kissing a giraffe, bottle feeding baby camels & antelope, or spotting an emerging kangaroo or wallaby joey", which will "engage and educate people of all ages".