HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe continues to progress toward giving birth to a fourth calf, park officials say. The live stream from Animal Adventure Park has been going for more than two weeks with April still not giving birth to the calf.
“We start the day without a new calf on the ground,” officials said on Facebook. “All in due time and without a rush. She continues to be in great physical and mental condition.”
This weekend, April and Oliver hunkered down against the bitter temperatures.
An exact date and time of when April will be giving birth is still not known.
This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6 feet tall at birth.
Animal Adventure Park began streaming on Feb. 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth.
The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored. Hundreds of thousands of people have been following her YouTube channel. The zoo has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to offset the annual care of the giraffes and has also established a website for April.