Why April the Giraffe May Really Give Birth This Week, Watch Live Animal Adventure Park Cam

There’s a really good chance that April the giraffe is going to give birth this week, and we say really good chance, we mean it. April’s pregnancy and viral success have been a bit of a mystery to many. It may be that because so many anticipated seeing her give birth to a calf imminently and when that didn’t happen, they simply couldn’t turn away. April lives at the Animal Adventure Park (AAP) located in Hapursville, New York, and is a beautiful 15-year-old Reticulated giraffe who is very, very pregnant. With a gestation period of 15 months and the ability to conceive every two weeks, it seems that gestation and pregnancy take up a good portion of a female giraffe’s life. Many want to see April give birth to her giraffe calf online, partly because they can’t wait to experience the event and also because they feel sorry for April. If you watch the live giraffe cam that streams directly from the AAP (keep a close eye on fakes, there are tons out there) you’ll see that April moves slowly and getting down on the ground and then standing up again is tiring, and that’s just for the viewer watching her. April must be ready to have this baby, and we’re ready for her to have it!

So here’s why we believe that April is really, really (yes, for realz this time, we’re not playing) going to have that baby calf this week.

Her udders!

April’s udders are seriously changing and they are changing fast. If you’ve watched April from the beginning or followed my labor updates on Inquisitr you know that according to the giraffe husbandry manual, April’s udders are going to fill with milk and within two days, she’s going to give birth to that baby calf! Don’t forget, active labor won’t officially start until the Animal Adventure Park sees calf’s hooves.

April’s udders must fill with milk before active labor begins and the baby calf is fully delivered. In the past several days, April has experienced significant changes in her udders. They are growing larger and you can visibly notice a difference in size. The wax caps are present and though they typically shed before active labor, it isn’t a guarantee. That means that the changes in April’s udders could be enough to trigger active labor. Here are several posted updates from the official Animal Adventure Park Facebook group and photos they shared that show the changes in April’s udders.

3/27 Evening ReportKeepers, vet, and Jordan agree – we are getting there! Her mammary development has continued to…

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Monday, March 27, 2017

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Monday, March 27, 2017

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Monday, March 27, 2017

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Monday, March 27, 2017

Compare the images above (taken on March 26 and March 27) to those below (taken on March 18).

3/18 Evening UpdateHigh and Tight. Both Dr Tim and park owner Jordan, stopped in this afternoon to check in – which…

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Now, compare those photos with this one shared by the Animal Adventure Park of April’s udders on March 12! There has been amazing growth and it seems quite likely we’re looking at milk filling her udders. Remember, once milk is in we can expect active labor within two days. At this rate, it seems more likely than not that April’s calf will be born this week.

3/12 Morning Update April and Oliver remain inside during our horrendous cold spell. April continues to be in great…

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Sunday, March 12, 2017

When April goes into active labor, the Animal Adventure Park will begin live streaming the birth on Facebook live in addition to the live YouTube feed. A professional video company will record the birth that will be made available for sale on DVD. Are you excited for April’s changes and to witness a giraffe calf born live online?


Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She writes for the Inquistir and was first to break the news about the April the giraffe and the live cam streaming from Animal Adventure Park. She enjoys writing about television, entertainment, and live animal cams.

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