April The Giraffe’s Appetite Returns As Birth Approaches

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – Zoo workers contend Apr has a vast ardour tonight as she prepares to broach her calf.

Other parks tell Animal Adventure Park that mothers will infrequently feast usually before birth.

Workers contend a continue has taked a spin for a worse, with sleet and sleet descending and some flooding function along a rivers. The giraffes will stay inside until conditions improve, or until an ark can be built.

There is a devise to implement a yard camera once a park opens subsequent month.

FAQs from Animal Adventure Park’s YouTube Channel:

April is 15 – her 4th calf
April has never mislaid a calf nor had a stillborn – peculiar rumor
Oliver is 5 – his 1st calf

They have some of a biggest pens in a republic (sq ft per animal). We take honour in a indoor housing and a turn of improvement and care to keep them happy and healthy.

The calf will import around 150lb and will be about 6′ high during birth.
The front hooves will come out initial followed by a snout.

Mom will naturally lift a calf, with weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer. We will not rush this process – it is usually a documented operation of serf weaning.

Once a calf is born, we will have a competition to name it.

The keepers will go in with April, clean her pen, give her treats (but not Oliver). He is a longhorn – and a longhorn is a longhorn is a bull!

Giraffes are profound for 15 months

Upon naturally weaning, a calf will pierce on to another facility to start a tact program there. We can't keep offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and criticise a genetics of a program and species.

Those “things” on their heads are called ossicones.

Bulls (male giraffes) usually unequivocally care about dual things- fighting and a unmentionable….
Oliver might share space with April, though for brief periods. Bulls take no partial in rearing young.

They eat grain and specialized giraffe diet though adore romaine lettuce and carrot treats.

April’s water source, enrichment, and solo grain tributary are out of sight of a camera view.

This is Animal Adventure’s initial giraffe calf.


The Animal Adventure Park set adult a GoFundMe account for those wishing to present to help out a giraffe “family fund.”

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