Live feed: April the giraffe giving birth live now

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Celebrity Critters, Critter Love, Rare Critters - 14 Comments

 

UPDATE: April 15

April has her baby! See it all here.

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After days of anticipation and millions of people tuning in, the birth of April the giraffe’s calf seems imminent.

Here are the latest Facebook posts from Animal Adventure Park:

 

4/9 Evening Update
Our big girl seems to be moving around quite a bit! That is a good thing! Moms will get very “Pacey” before and during birth….we will see if it is any indication as to what is to come. All else is well.
April enjoyed yard time today! We have opened her door for weeks and she has only stood in the doorway; but today! – of all days! – she ventured out! Tonight’s photo is of that time outside and tomorrow we will send more exclusive content to our text subscribers – of today and tomorrows escapades!
If you haven’t subscribed yet we encourage it! it is a Labor alert and Baby Update opportunity! www.aprilthegiraffealert.com
The week promises warmer temperatures and a full moon is upon us! I hope that will shake things up!

4/1 Morning Update
please share this post to shutdown fake youtube channels and redirect to the official page.
This is not a hoax!
The fact the cam went down this morning didn’t help our cause by any means; but we are back up! We have received some lovely snow overnight and this morning, which may have contribute dto our signal issues.
To use the official Live Stream – get it through www.ApriltheGiraffe.com
Keepers and Vet have been on site – report is that April continues to be out of normal behavior and show signs of contractions. We are not announcing active labor at this time – as we will wait until there is NO QUESTION – to ensure our followers know to hunker down and wait!

3/30 Evening Update
It was clear to all watching, the evening keeper check was cut short by April. Her behavior is very off from normal demeanor; this is to be expected. Mammary development photos were not captured, but udders reported as full. It should not be much longer!
We hope to have an official text alert system available for subscription tomorrow. Subscribing will get you a Labor Alert text, but also exclusive texts, info, photo links, and calf updates over the coming months. Much of the content will be exclusive to the text alert community. A portion of the fee will get kicked back to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for wild conservation of giraffes.
When that is available – we will post on all social media platforms and our websites.
Tune in tomorrow morning to Good Morning America for a live segment from the Giraffe Barn. GMA crews and Toys R Us will be on site for the LAST media interview before we have a calf (if one is not born this evening)!

3/26 Evening Update.
Keeper report is increased calf activity in comparison to this morning and last evening.
All other development is as previously reported. Appetite is strong and demeanor is good.

3/19 Morning Update
Keepers have noted a calming down of the calf and April carrying everything a bit towards the rear. This is exactly what we want! Wax caps are still in place. Appetite remains strong.

3/16. EVENING UPDATE
Keeper report is increased swelling in the backend and significant baby kicks from within. Vet reports all is well and no reason for concern. April is posturing quite a bit which is keeping us on our toes! We will see what the weekend brings.

3/9 Morning Update
April kept my eyes on the screen most the night and this morning; but we start the day without a new calf on the ground. All in due time and without a rush. She continues to be in great physical and mental condition.
Strong winds and dropping temperatures may keep our giraffes inside today and the next stretch of days. Seems winter is refusing to let go of Upstate NY. Once conditions are safe again, the giraffes will have yard access. During indoor stints you may observe extra keeper bonding time, enrichment, and training sessions.
A wee little hedgehog baby – or “hoglet” – was welcomed by a new mom yesterday in our education department animal line-up. Pictures to follow once safe for new mom and baby.
A quick congrats on the giraffe mask wearing mom; and her new son! April doesn’t appreciate the extra pressure, but she will get over it! Congrats to you Erin and your family!
To find the most current live feed link: www.ApriltheGiraffe.com

2/27 Morning Update:

Keeper’s report is all is well in the barn. April is eating breakfast this morning and body condition remains as day prior. Continued movement of baby inside, and big baby kicks, are noticeably obvious. Through the evening April had to find her right positioning to feel comfortable to lay down, which is evidence of continued growth and position change of the calf. Do not be concerned, it is natural and worked out by mom on her own.

Today will yield warmer temperatures from yesterday’s flash freeze, allowing a little bit of yard time for mom, and of course time for Oliver.

Still no baby, we have not announced active labor, mom and baby are happy and healthy.

Today’s picture is of Oliver and April’s first time meeting one another. At the time, Oliver, a young 3 year bull coming of age, and April a very not pregnant 13 year old giraffe. Here we are almost 1 1/2 years later, waiting for their family to grow by one.
The park thought it had only one cougar (LuLu), until April arrived!

Continue to be vigilant and report fake youtube channels, that have stolen our feeds and also the donations of people.

Tonight, again, we will host a Keeper & Park Management LIVE chat on our youtube Page from 8 pm – 9 pm EST – though it may be extended longer with participation. It is a very quick and crazy environment but also a platform to show your support and also ask questions.

Have a great day, keep watching, and I will see you all in the chat!

– Please note – we have a full day of work ahead and will not be able to answers questions in this post’s comment thread.

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14 Comments on "Live feed: April the giraffe giving birth live now"

  1. Hilda Hatley February 28, 2017 at 7:59 am · Reply

    I wonder how long they will wait before they have worries. Love watching.

  2. Frances Johnson March 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm · Reply

    How much longer do you think she has about and how will we know thank you

  3. Frances Johnson March 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm · Reply

    How much longer do you think about and will we know you guys are doing a great job thank you guys.

  4. Judy Flaig. March 2, 2017 at 1:30 am · Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the world. I’m from
    Lake Wales Florida and enjoying it.

  5. Samantha Blevins March 6, 2017 at 6:05 am · Reply

    whoever is in the gray sweater who gave her food is amazing… i love watching her interact with april..

  6. Sandy bergan March 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm · Reply

    Love watching the giraffes. The care given to both animals is wonderful.thanks for sharing with the world.bless you loving folks

  7. Mary Watkins March 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm · Reply

    I can understand cutting off the feed, by please let us know what’s going on. Did she have her yet? Please let us know. Thanks. April fan

    • Andrew Dallman March 9, 2017 at 7:51 am · Reply

      It’s back –> http://www.aprilthegiraffe.com
      The Park posted this one hour ago:
      “3/9 Morning Update
      April kept my eyes on the screen most the night and this morning; but we start the day without a new calf on the ground. All in due time and without a rush. She continues to be in great physical and mental condition.
      Strong winds and dropping temperatures may keep our giraffes inside today and the next stretch of days. Seems winter is refusing to let go of Upstate NY. Once conditions are safe again, the giraffes will have yard access. During indoor stints you may observe extra keeper bonding time, enrichment, and training sessions.
      A wee little hedgehog baby – or “hoglet” – was welcomed by a new mom yesterday in our education department animal line-up. Pictures to follow once safe for new mom and baby.
      A quick congrats on the giraffe mask wearing mom; and her new son! April doesn’t appreciate the extra pressure, but she will get over it! Congrats to you Erin and your family!
      To find the most current live feed link: http://www.ApriltheGiraffe.com

  8. Denise Maloch March 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm · Reply

    I have been so drawn to April & Oliver & can’t stop watching the excitement of the live birth of they’re baby ! I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life ! I’m so captavated by then that I can’t stop watching.
    I think this is a beautiful story & the care that’s been given to them is Amazing ! You all are doing such a wonderful job !
    I can’t seem to find a live feed anymore . I’m worrying if everything is ok ? Can you please update me ? Or tell me where else I can go to watch ? PLEASE​ ….❤ Ty .

  9. Terri March 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm · Reply

    So Tuesday we are expecting a blizzard with an incredible amount of snow. We are ready. I have extra batteries. I will have extra bottled water, food for the grill and just sandwich making. Have extra blankets if electricity goes out and it gets cold, because that is the other forecast, extreme cold. My problem is if I have no electricity then I have no Internet to watch April have her baby. After two weeks of watching and waiting I sure hope I don’t miss it. Stay safe everyone. Stay warm.

  10. B. Futrell March 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm · Reply

    I appreciate the kindness of April’s keepers and the zoo for sharing this live event with all of us. Just shows how much all y’all love your animal friends.
    It is so tacky of the so called “Animal Rights Group” to dictate what we can view. Hopefully, we will get to watch and share the birth of this little one.

  11. brea maheu March 19, 2017 at 12:42 am · Reply

    well its 124
    0 AM here in Stockton, CA, Originally from Mass, my father lives up state New York thought. ive been watchinh
    g April, bless her heart shr is starting to look very uncomfortable.

  12. brea maheu March 19, 2017 at 12:44 am · Reply

    Well its 1243 AM here in Stockton, CA, Originally from Mass, my father lives up state New York though. ive been watchinh
    April, bless her heart, tonites shes starting to look very uncomfortable.maybe soon

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