Viewers see contractions during April the giraffe labor watch

Faith Castro
April 5, 2017

"She just isn't quite ready to give the world what it wants", he said.

Now the calf's arrival is only a matter of time. The last confusion began when it was believed that April's udders had fully enlarged and were producing milk, but that wasn't the case.

So the timeline for my 24-48 hour prediction is rapidly coming to an end. not surprising is the fact that we still have no calf and we still don't have a giraffe in Labor!

April the Giraffe is having a baby, and she's ready to give birth at any moment!

Animal Adventure Park began streaming on February 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing worldwide attraction.

One of the 70 million worldwide fans following April's pregnancy on the Animal Adventure Park's live YouTube feed and on Facebook, commented: "As soon as I saw the lights out I figured that's what you were doing". She hasn't eaten as much as usual, which is also a common symptom noticed before many giraffe births.

Animal Adventure Park expected to welcome a new baby giraffe over the weekend, but that didn't happen.

Some people have said the anticipated birth of April's calf was an elaborate joke, with some saying news of the prank would be announced on April Fool's Day.

The following update was published on Animal Adventure Park's Facebook page Monday: "This morning keeper report is no interest in grain and only smelling lettuce treats". April's appetite has decreased and she continues to appear swollen.

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While viewers have expressed concern on social media about April being past her due date or in distress, there is no cause for alarm, according to April's veterinarian "Dr. Tim", who described exactly what people should not be worrying about, in a post shared April 2 on Facebook.

April's water has not yet broken -- an active sign of labor. "Let's see if April's plan is to break up your work week!"

The April 1 morning update showed new changes in April's udders.

With growing signs that 15-year-old April is edging towards labor - she is increasingly off her food - there are hopes that a slight tinkering to her daily regime may entice her into going into labor.

"The vet has made his second visit of the day". She keeps us guessing. April is not touching her grain but is accepting carrots.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page covering April, the calf, and mate Oliver has raised $100,000 out of a goal of $50,000 and the park also received donations separately.

Are you still watching the live giraffe cam?

It's been nearly 6 weeks and April has not popped out a little one. Please leave you questions and thoughts in the comments section below.

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