Really This Time: April Could Give Birth Today

Posted April 02, 2017

April-watching has become a regular pastime for many, but so far the situation has been pretty calm in the maternity suite.

Animal Adventure Park posted this update to Facebook: "Good morning!". STILL PREGNANT! Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park said Friday, March 31st "all observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight". Though she is not in active labor yet, a discharge is a sign that her body is getting ready for labor.

"Keepers and Vet have been on site - report is that April continues to be out of normal behavior and show signs of contractions".

"Conspiracy theory: What if the giraffe isn't pregnant and it's just an APRIL fools prank", one skeptic wrote on Twitter. Others pointed out that her name is April, which would play right into the joke. Nothing is wrong with April and her baby and no, this is not the hoax many anticipated.

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Bulls (male giraffes) only really care about two things - fighting and "the unmentionable". And although it could not be captured in photos, the pregnant giraffe's udders are reportedly full, which they say is a clear indication that "it should not be much longer".

Also, zoo officials announced a paid "Labor Alert" system.

April has developed a following since the zoo initially began live streaming her preparing to give birth on February 23.

This will be April's fourth calf, according to Animal Adventure Park. And perhaps, we will finally get the adorable little calf we've been waiting for. Viewers are inundating the Zoo with emails about the giraffe's condition. The calf, which will be the first born at Animal Adventure Park, will be about 150 pounds and 6 feet tall at birth and up and walking in about an hour.