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Possible contractions for April the giraffe

Possible contractions for April the giraffeā€¯

According to Animal Adventure Park, the calf will weigh about 150 pounds and will stand 6-feet tall at birth.

Zookeepers and veterinarians at the Denver Zoo said they didn't even know until recently that Kipele was pregnant.

When the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, nearly 200 miles north-west of NY, chose to put a live stream of mum-to-be April's pen on to YouTube in February, they were hoping to inspire the community by capturing the birth on camera.

Nearly 25 million patient and not-so-patient fans have logged on to a live YouTube stream to check on her progress, but many have been left disappointed at the lack of action.

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"We are showing all signs of end of pregnancy but no active labor at this time", Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park told Us Weekly.

The internet might have a little while longer to wait, as park officials have admitted that they might have April's due date mixed up.

More than 100,000 people were following the YouTube channel on Thursday morning.

April is 15, and an old hand at birthin' babies: This is her fourth, and the park notes on the livestream say that she's never had a miscarriage or a stillbirth.

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Eventually, they were able to confirm her pregnancy.

More like plops out: Giraffes birth while standing, Animal Planet explains, meaning a six-foot fall to the ground, head first.

Reid Park Zoo's giraffes are the ultimate viral video "goal". The zoo also warned fans of fake livestreams and websites selling giraffe-related merchandise.

Dobby, who initially was not nursing, had to be provided critical care by zoo staff, but is now back on track. "The fact that you're gonna get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth - that's neat". "We're waiting just as patiently as you are".

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"Giraffes are born after a 15-month gestation period", the zoo website stated.



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