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Anyone watching April the giraffe??

More than 79,000 folks are watching the Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam Live Feed right at this moment (9:08 PM MT)


I’m tempted to start a birth pool. LOL

Pick a date and time, anyone????

I haven’t figured out what the prize will be, however

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Iím saying Sunday, March 19 at 4:32 AM MT.
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCln...KXZMOoO9Q/live

I just heard about her and started watching a bit yesterday, but apparently sheís been quite the internet hit since Feb. 22nd when the cam was set up. No one knows exactly when she got pregnant (giraffes are prego for 15 months!), but her tentative due date was originally set for mid-February.

April the Giraffe's Appetite 'Remains Strong' as Calf Calms Down, Zoo Says | NBC New York

I didnít know how much giraffes just stand around....


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I've been checking in on her daily. I like the 9pm visit by the female zookeeper. She kisses April's belly every night

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She may or may not be a constantly running youtube tab on my computer.....

Any day now IMO from how she's acting!!

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Every night I look at her and I could swear she's been having some contractions (last night, for example), but then in the day.....she just stands around. Iíve got her bookmarked and just bop over there from time to time. Kinda fun in a way to know that there are folks all over watching her at the same time I am--poor thing, no privacy at all.
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Thought for the day...

Never have so many people from so many places spent so much time.....staring at a giraffe’s bottom.

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dang cannot view her on this gadget, gonna have to boot up the big computer later.

Has the calf dropped yet or is it still sitting high up in the loin area?

For you giraffe butt watchers.... Has the flesh on either side of the base of her tail sunk in yet?

Hugz to April.

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Still pregnant.

They said she had dropped by Saturday, at least; that the calf had been very active up to and past that time, but had settled down recently (a day or two ago) and that they would expect that might be a precursor to birth. At that time, they reported wax caps still in place on nipples?

But they’ve been running on “who know when” since late February, because of not knowing exactly when the pregnancy “took”. Imagine, 15 months pregnant! And they say that because giraffes are so good at hiding the early stages of labor, they don’t even say that labor has started until they see feet showing.

Haven’t noticed her tail area changing, except that she looks “bulgy” in her vulval area. But it has been that way, sometimes more, sometimes less, since Saturday when I started the birth watch.

I’ve been checking in on her off and on since then--she alternates standing around at night with walking around her stall (slowly--that’s what they seem to do anyway), neck down, tail lifted, legs spread sometimes (they give birth standing up) looking uncomfortable, like labor could be starting (4th calf, so I imagine it should go quickly--supposedly maybe even as short 20-30 minutes or so), but then during the day she eats and chews cud and looks perfectly comfortable.

So we wait...and some of us stare

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Ok, got to view April last night.

If the calf dropped down last Saturday, then she should have her calf 7 to 10 days after.....

So I guess she will have her calf this Sunday.

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wow the calf is really moving right now, I think April is getting close.....er.

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Saw a youtube of her vet talking today (but I donít know when the film was made). Anyway, he said giraffes were pregnant for 15 months plus or minus 60 days!!!
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