Watch LIVE: No April Fools baby for April the Giraffe, but a change in character has zoo hopeful

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HARPURSVILLE, NY — There was sadly no April Fools baby for April the Giraffe! Keepers think they can get April out and about today in the yard, and hope that will “shake” things up!

 

This is April’s fourth calf, and the first for her 5-year-old mate Oliver.

April has developed a following since the zoo initially began live streaming her preparing to give birth on Feb. 23. Hundreds of thousands of people check the stream daily to see if April has given birth.

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The videos were initially cut short as people flagged them as “sexually explicit.”

Giraffes can be in labor anywhere from two to six hours. Once the calf begins to show, it should be out in under an hour.

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, according to Animal Adventure Park. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6-feet-tall at birth.

Once the calf is born, the zoo will hold a contest to name it.

The zoo has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to offset the annual care of the giraffes and has also established a website for April.