HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe continues to progress toward giving birth to a fourth calf, park officials said Thursday.
The live stream from Animal Adventure Park has been going for more than two weeks with April not close to 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.”
On Friday, officials posted photos of the baby seeming to save hello to them!
They also say her appetite is strong, and they will have to hunker down against the cold for the next couple days.
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.
Nearly 100,000 people were following the YouTube channel on Tuesday morning.