Animal park awaits birth of baby giraffe
- Author: Tracy Ferguson Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 0:56
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is providing health support to Denver Zoo's Dobby, a baby giraffe who was born Tuesday. The calf is expected to be about 6-feet tall and weigh approximately 150 pounds at birth. Apparently, Dobby was a bit of a surprise to zookeepers - his mother Kipele was on birth control when she was impregnated, according to The Denver Post.
A YouTube live feed from an animal park in NY has the nation on the edge of its seat as webcams watch a giraffe who is due to give birth any day.
The zoo didn't have a reason why 15-year-old April's behavior changed, but said it could be because, "continued increase in belly movements".
More than 100,000 people are now watching a livestream of a giraffe giving birth.
More like plops out: Giraffes birth while standing, Animal Planet explains, meaning a six-foot fall to the ground, head first.
The livestream was briefly suspended late last month after animal rights campaigners seeking to take it down reported the video for containing sexuality explicit content, zoo spokesman Jordan Patch said in a video on Facebook.
While all eyes have been on April, another giraffe quietly welcomed a baby boy this week.
In their Facebook Live update Wednesday morning (3/1/2017), park officials said they need everyone to stop sending them emails.
"Bulls (male giraffes) only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable...." the zoo wrote in the video description.
Giraffes are born after a 15-month gestation period.
The internet is ripping its hair out waiting for April The Giraffe to get a move on and give birth to her calf.
April was expected to give birth sometime in mid-February.