April The Giraffe Update: Zoo Keepers “She’s Out Of It” VIDEO 

April The Giraffe Update:  Zoo Keepers “She’s Out Of It” VIDEO 

April the giraffe is still very much pregnant.  According to zoo staff, there’s only one more real drastic change for April — and that’s active labor.

The now world-famous giraffe at Animal Adventure Park showed “distracted behavior” and a “significant bulging of the belly” was noted in Thursday morning’s update.

On Friday, her keepers said that she had been outside and “enjoying the sun.”

“Light discharge continues,” the update reads. “Otherwise, all is normal and well – as expected. The only real drastic changes we will see from here is active labor – no much more change / development can occur.”


Thursday’s update veered into TMI territory, so be warned:

“Backend slightly damp but nothing to get excited about yet. We are still observing light discharge on a daily basis”

Wednesday’s update said April’s udder showed “mammary development”. April’s keepers also had stern words for those believe her pregnancy to be fake news:

“For any hoaxers or #Fakenews stories questioning April and the pregnancy – a quick biology lesson – animals do not develop milk unless supporting a pregnancy. Furthermore – giraffes do not develop large udders like cattle etc, so to see this much development truly suggests calving in the near future.

Patience is a virtue! Remember, the Giraffe Cam was not set-up to capture an immediate birth – it was set-up to capture a process. Mind you, we did expect a calf sooner than this – but that is all The waiting continues!

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