Incoming Baby Giraffe!

This is apparently not an April Fool’s Day joke — staff at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York say that April the giraffe may finally go into labor and give birth this weekend. They’ve been waiting for a long time (since February at least) and say that now all the signs are there that the blessed event may be soon. Here’s the live feed, now appropriately sponsored by Toys R Us:

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14 thoughts on “Incoming Baby Giraffe!

  1. Drude April 1, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    She’ll wait till nobody’s watching and have it quickly in a blind spot where the camera can’t see her.

  2. Not That Mike The Other Mike April 1, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Just a moment ago, April got fed by hand up close to the camera, which meant lots of giraffe tongue action. I grabbed a pair of screen shots:

    • Drude April 1, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      It probably won’t be a general rule of cuteness, but I think it’s adorable the way you can see both eyes from underneath their heads. They are really adapted to see things below them.

      • Faye April 1, 2017 / 2:55 pm

        Awesome point!

    • Laura April 1, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      I love giraffe tongues! They’re so long and so blue!

      And poor April is looking a *lot* more pregnant than she was last month. I know exactly what’s going through her head: “This kid better get out of me soon or I’m going to curl up in the corner and cry!” At least that was how I was at that stage of pregnancy. And I only had to go through it for *nine* months, too — poor April has been pregnant for well over a year! I hope, for her sake, that she pops soon. It is SO uncomfortable at the very end of a pregnancy.

      • Murray C. April 1, 2017 / 4:24 pm

        And giraffe tongues are so SOFT! Sweet animals.

        • Laura April 2, 2017 / 2:38 am

          Have you actually touched a giraffe tongue, Murray? Wow! Of course, even if you have, it could have been involuntary. I’ve known at least a couple of people to get a *very* unexpected lick!

          • Murray C. April 2, 2017 / 12:52 pm

            I was at the zoo and held up some grass or something to the giraffe who then spread its front legs wide so it could reach my hand and gently took the food and I got licked in the process.

  3. Smartypants April 1, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    So cute – I bet April is super ready for that baby to arrive!

  4. Amyliz April 1, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Giraffes are such lovely animals! Their markings always remind me of jigsaw puzzles. Anyway, I hope April has her baby safely and soon!

  5. fkaWaldenPond April 2, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I dunno, I think they are punking us with some sort of video loop as when I checked on this before bed last night ‘the sun was still up’ in the feed. Unless it is artificial lighting but you would think normal lights off routine would be better.

  6. Doug April 3, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    … s t i l l w a i t i n g …

    April .. April is here now .. you can .. you know .. have the calf now ..

  7. Erin April 5, 2017 / 11:14 am

    April is still keeping us guessing! Maybe her calf is camera-shy. 🙂

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