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Giraffe Watch: Doctors onsite, April expected to give birth very soon

02 April 2017, 01:12 | Elizabeth Houston

April was elsewhere when she gave birth to her first three calves, and this one will be the Harpursville zoo's first giraffe calf.

In the latest update, Animal Adventure Park officials are warning giraffe pregnancy-watchers to ignore the April Fool's Day 2017 prank floating around. But while the mammary change could suggest that her delivery time was approaching nearer, April's keepers did not report signs of active labor.

They say they hope to have the official text alert system available for subscription on Friday.

The month of April has officially arrived and April the giraffe is starting to show signs of contractions, according to the park.

April is not touching her grain, but is accepting carrots.

But the giraffe has been waiting - along with the rest of us - for months.

Animal Adventure Park is located Harpursville, N.Y.is scheduled to reopen for the summer season May 13- at which point loyal fans will undoubtedly be flocking to see April and her new calf.

Apparently, the zoo cam went down early Saturday just before sunrise on the East Coast.

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Visible hooves: This is the big sign in giraffe labor, as Kunter of the Denver Zoo told CBS 4.

Watch the current YouTube stream in the video player above or here.

But what if she doesn't give birth?

So why does it seem like April has been pregnant for an eternity? Viewers are inundating the Zoo with emails about the giraffe's condition. Labor lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Animal Adventure Park said that April's calf could be delivered quickly, within 30 to 60 minutes and will be 150 pounds and 6 feet tall.

Once the calf is born, Animal Adventure Park says they will have a contest to name it.

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months.



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