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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe’s appetite has increased in the past 24 hours, a sign she might be close to going into labor, zookeepers with Animal Adventure Park said Friday.

The giraffe had barely been eating grain and hay the previous days, but the appetite increased Thursday and Friday morning, and Friday night they said there’s no reason to worry about her or the calf’s health

“Tonight I decided to have a little pep talk with April to see if we could try to nail down a day, week, month or any sort of time frame… In this photo she is pretty much telling us what she thinks about that plan…”Said Dr. Tim.

“Hungry Hungry Hip … errr giraffe,” officials wrote on Facebook on Friday morning. April was more of herself, zookeepers said.

The zoo began live-streaming the giraffe on Feb. 23 and the giraffe has gained worldwide attention as several thousand people watch daily, hoping to see the birth.

This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for Oliver. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6 feet tall at birth, zoo officials said.

The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored.

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

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