April the giraffe closer to delivering but baby 'just not coming out'

The zoo said April "appeared to have a leg, joint, neck or something sticking out!"

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page covering April, the calf, and mate Oliver has raised $100,000 out of a goal of $50,000 and the park also received donations separately.

"We hope for launch sequence". The zoo hasn't shared how far along she is but we do know that the average length of pregnancy for a giraffe is 13-15 months. While April did not 'deliver, ' the park says they are still confident in the health of both mom and baby.

That's 2 million more people than tuned in to watch the Grammy's in February, when pop superstar Beyoncé performed live.

Once the calf is born, there will be a contest to name it. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months and when they do have babies, their babies are about 6 feet tall and are born from about a 6 foot drop, not the gentlest entry into the world. In April 4, many baby watchers were again thrilled after seeing what seems to be pushing contractions, but April is taking her time and has not given birth until now.

It is not clear exactly when April's waters will break. April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn.

Then why is the feed up if we're not sure when the calf is coming?

The animals traveled from Animal Adventure Park in the town of Harpursville. Male giraffes, according to Animal Adventure Park, "only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable".

On Monday, Animal Adventure said it will reveal the calf's sex via its text alert system.

They've also recently said the animal is showing little interest in food and having light discharge.

While April has not yet given birth, the park reported on its Facebook page that it has welcomed three black belly Barbados lambs and twin pygmy goats since the giraffe watch began. So because of fears of inbreeding, the calf will be relocated to another facility once the weaning process is over.

  • Patricia Jimenez