HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe continues to progress as normal as she nears giving birth at the Animal Adventure Park in New York, officials said Thursday.
It has been a week since thousands of people began tuning in to the park’s live stream, waiting for the baby calf to enter the world.
Park officials shared two photos of April from a week apart, showing April’s “growth is perhaps more noticeable when (compared) like this versus day to day. There is no doubt momma and calf are progressing and growing.”
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 six feet tall at birth.
Animal Adventure Park began streaming on February 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.
More than 100,000 people were following the YouTube channel on Thursday morning.