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But she said that because April has had three calves already she might go later than she would if this were her first calf.

A giraffe calf is typically six feet tall and weighs between 100 and 150 pounds at birth.

Orla's keeper appeared on This Morning where she made a bold claim about April, who is being looked after at the Animal Adventure Park in upstate NY.

While giraffes seem to be just popping out in the United Kingdom and at the Denver Zoo, we're still waiting for April to have her baby. That may show signs that the calf is near!

"It was still at first, but she licked and nuzzled him until he was able to work at standing", she told FOX 13 Tampa. Her udder has bagged up and the unborn calf's position is where it needs to be before the big moment arrives.

Her body/belly is much less beach balled, as the bulges have streamlined.

April's vet has said there isn't enough data on giraffe pregnancies to determine exactly when April could go into labor.

"They are together simply because to isolate them would cause further stress", the park said when answering questions from live stream viewers.


April's handlers said Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" has been playing on repeat in their heads as they monitor April's development. The zoo hopes the births will highlight the plight on the endangered species.

On Friday, a weekend birth seemed like a sure thing, with her keepers posting, "All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight - we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition".

Giraffes are masters at hiding their labor so predators in the wild won't target their newborns.

Once the calf is born, we will have a contest to name it.

Are you still watching April the giraffe on Animal Adventure Park's live cam?

Orla, a rare Rothschild giraffe, gave birth at Chester zoo in the United Kingdom Monday.

So, we've compiled a few baby giraffe facts that will help you get to know the young calf as it grows. Once weaning is over, the baby giraffe will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there.

Male giraffes don't take part in raising their off-spring.

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