WATCH: Live stream of a giraffe giving birth

posted by Laura Anderson -

Here are some things to know about April and the birth, courtesy of Animal Adventure Park's giraffe cam youtube page:

-April is 15 

-Her mate, Oliver is 5

-They have some of the biggest pens in the nation. 

-The calf will weigh around 150 lbs and will be about 6' tall at birth.

-The front hooves will come out first followed by the snout.

-Mom will naturally raise the calf, with weaning around 6-10 months.

-Once the calf is born, Animal Adventure Park will have a contest to name it.

-Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months

-The calf with stay with April for 6-10 months then be re-homed.

-Those "things" on their heads are called ossicones.




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