April the Giraffe Is Pregnant

Get ready for the social media storm!

July 25, 2018

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There are many things that went viral in 2017. One of the biggest events was waiting for April the Giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in NY. I think we all began watching her in February waiting for her calf to make its debut at any moment. 

A male calf, Tajiri, finally was born on Facebook Live on April 15th. There were many conspiracy theories that thought that the whole pregnancy was a scam or some sort of April Fool's prank, but clearly, it wasn't. 

April was a huge internet hit and her calf just helped her become an even bigger star. The live birth of her calf had 1.2 million viewers. Wow! 

Can April break her viewer record for baby calf #5 because she's expecting again! The 16-year-old April is expected to deliver her fifth calf in spring 2019.

The average gestation period for a giraffe is 15-months. It felt like she was ready to give birth any day now for like three months straight in 2017! Will you watch the giraffe cam this time around? Or are you over it after it seemed to take forever last time?