Birth cam set up for pregnant giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Forget April the Giraffe. Even though April captivated the world with her livestreamed pregnancy and birth, there are animal internet stars in the making in Colorado.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs has launched a temporary birth cam as two giraffes are are on the brink of giving birth within weeks of each other.

The mother giraffes are due to have their babies toward the end of April or beginning of May, but sometimes babies can come when they are least expected.

The camera will be up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The zoo notes the activity in the pregnancy stall typically spikes between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m.

During daytime hours, the two moms-to-be typically will be with the rest of the herd until there are signs of the birthing process.

The giraffes will be visible overnight thanks to night vision and small lights installed in the area.

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