Animal Adventure Park Talks Rehoming April The Giraffe’s Calf, Watch Live Cam

On March 29, the Harpursville, New York zoo that live streams coverage of their pregnant giraffe April, announced their plans for her calf once she delivers the baby. The Animal Adventure Park (AAP) set up a live cam showing April in her giraffe stall 24/7 on Feb. 10, 2017, and since the Inquisitr first reported on the story of a pregnant giraffe with an imminent birth, it has since gone viral. April has become an Internet sensation and hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide are invested in April’s pregnancy, labor, delivery, and ultimate birth of her giraffe calf. While some expect this to be a new family unit that lives, grows and thrives at Animal Adventure Park, the calf will not remain at AAP but will be rehomed. April is a 15-year-old Reticulated giraffe and her boyfriend Oliver “Ollie” is five-years-old. This is April’s fourth calf and Oliver’s first. Both April and Oliver will remain at the Animal Adventure Park along with more than 200 animals. The calf will be rehomed and some of April’s loyal fans and cam viewers are curious what that entails.

In the March 29 update, the question was asked if giraffes experience separation anxiety. The suggestion seemed to be if April would become depressed or saddened once her calf was taken from her and rehomed. The question specifically addressed possible separation issues. The Animal Adventure Park responded with the following quote.

“No, not in the sense you are asking. Think of it as an animal not a human. Moms goal in life is to have as many babies as possible. So when current calf is independent enough – mom breeds back and starts over with a new baby 15 months later. The cycle keeps going — some female offspring stay with moms herd – others move on into other herds.”

If you haven’t watched the live giraffe cam that streams from the Animal Adventure Park, you may see the New York zoo’s giraffe barn and stall in the following video player. Included in the playlist are other important videos from the Animal Adventure Park including giraffe visits with Dr. Tim, Toys R Us sponsored interviews, chats with AAP owner Jordan Patch, questions and answer sessions and much more.