April The Giraffe Labor Updates With Photos And Videos, Watch Live Cam

April the giraffe continues to show signs that labor is quickly approaching and her calf will soon make an appearance. A 15-year-old Reticulated giraffe, April lives at the Animal Adventure Park (AAP) in Harpursville, New York, with her five-year-old mate Oliver “Ollie” and approximately 200 other animals. The park’s owner, Jordan Patch, set up a live cam for locals who were excited about the upcoming birth. In mid-February, the Inquisitr reported about the live giraffe cam and the story has since gone viral. At that time, the Inquisitr was told the giraffe birth was imminent. Patch later explained that the conception dates and timeline was wrong. While many have expressed mixed feelings and concerns due to April being late, the AAP has assured the public that April is exactly where she is supposed to be, her pregnancy is progressing beautifully and she will deliver her calf when the calf is ready to be born. According to new signs of early labor, it appears that imminent is now. You can watch the live giraffe cam 24/7 in the video player below.

Watch April the Giraffe Live Cam

The live giraffe cam frequently goes down, and the AAP then starts a new stream. Last night, while hundreds of thousands tuned in, the live feed went down. If the live cam goes offline, keep checking back for the updated playlist. It’s also possible to rewind the live video cam backward for up to four hours. The live giraffe cam resumed at approximately 4 a.m. ET. March 14, 2017.

April the Giraffe Morning Update March 13, 2017

Here is the full update as shared on Facebook along with a quote.

“3/13 Morning Update

“We start another week without a calf! There is no question that April is looking larger than ever. Morning keeper check reports active kicking and noticeable growth/drop in belly.”

April the Giraffe Morning Update March 12, 2017

Another significant change in April was seen on March 11, 2017. During the March 12, update, the AAP shared photos of April’s udders. According to the Giraffe Husbandry Manual, giraffe’s produce milk in their udders approximately two days before the onset of active labor. Here is the full morning update as shared on March 12, 2017, along with a quote.

“3/12 Morning Update

April and Oliver remain inside during our horrendous cold spell.

April continues to be in great condition. Today, we have posted the shot from underneath, to show you our keeper’s perspective. Wax caps are present and udder appears to possibly have more content – another few days of comparative photo will confirm changes.
Giraffes do not “bag out” like cows, goats, pigs, or other animals in lactation. It is a very subtle fill and development.

Significant baby/belly movement this early morning (3-4am) and again around 7 am.”

April the Giraffe Morning Update March 11, 2017

Here is the morning update for March 11, 2017, along with a quote. The morning update includes a photo of Jordan Patch, Oliver, and April.

“3/11 Morning Update

“Brrrrrrrrrr! Single digits have settled in our area, but the giraffe barn remains a warm retreat for the giraffes and our keepers!

“To combat the extended stay indoors, enrichment does increase for our animals – and this week we will begin to move some of that enrichment into view of the web cam so you can see just how much (or little) interest our giraffes have in their toys!

“April continues to do great, Keepers noted no significant changes this morning in physical appearance. We are watching the udder closely, as we wait for milk to fill the area. When our keepers bend down to look underneath, they snap a photo for development comparison.”

April and Allysa Touching Moments Caught on Video

April has a very close relationship with her handler Allysa. You may watch videos of April and Allysa together in the player below. It isn’t uncommon to see April and Allysa in the stall together with Allysa nuzzling against April’s head or kissing her belly. There’s no doubt that April’s calf is going to get plenty of love and attention at the Animal Adventure Park.


Are you watching the giraffe live cam? Stay tuned for the latest April updates as we follow her labor and delivery at the Animal Adventure Park.

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