Friday, 15 December, 2017

Watch for this change in April's behavior ahead of labor, zoo says

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Sammy Stanley | 14 April, 2017, 00:55

Her appetite has greatly improved from the previous day and staff of Animal Adventure Park now says that April the giraffe has her appetite back.

The park posted a photo of April's udder in order to show the mother's mammary development. "This much development truly suggests calving in the near future".

They also reminded viewers that "patience is a virtue" and said they expected a calf sooner than this, but "that is all part of the journey".

All remains as reported earlier.

The changes are apparent to viewers watching April's livestream camera feed.

"We are waiting for increased pacing to indicate an active labor situation has begun, in addition to pushing/contractions", the zoo said in a Facebook update.

However, the calf has yet to arrive, but the zoo did note "significant movement from the calf during observation times".

"I know twin calves are rare but the size of her belly keeps me in awe", wrote one Facebook fan. April's vet says he's not concerned by the fact that April has not yet given birth, and she will simply have her baby when she is ready. April, who's 15 years old, is having the baby with Oliver, a 5-year-old giraffe, according to Animal Adventure. Oliver and April have both been enjoying their new enrichment gift.

Animal Adventure Park began streaming on February 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing worldwide attraction.

Watch the live stream below. Labor lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Even a few weeks later, roughly 100,000 people appear to be tuning into YouTube to check on her progress.

Meanwhile, zoo attendants took to Facebook to post an update on April the giraffe.

Or catch up on your April trivia, courtesy of Animal Adventure Park.

Male giraffes instinctively care about three things. Once weaning is over, the baby giraffe will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there.

The little giraffe won't be all that little. He or she will weigh around 150 pounds and will stand about 6 feet tall. There was chatter at the beginning of the year about giraffe milk as a Super Food. Meet Bogey, a baby giraffe who was born at the Memphis Zoo on April 3.


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