April the giraffe in great condition; birth watch continues

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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April and her partner Oliver are staying warm in their giraffe barn as temperatures at Animal Adventure Park remain in the single digits in upstate New York on Saturday.

The world’s favorite pregnant giraffe was doing “great,” Saturday morning, according to her keepers.

And although we’ve all been waiting on bated breath for more than two weeks, there is no sign yet of her fourth calf.

Keepers reported Saturday that there were “no significant changes” in April’s physical appearance.

An exact date and time of when April will be giving birth is still not known.

This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. April is 15 years old and Oliver is 5 years old.

The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6-foot tall at birth.

Animal Adventure Park began streaming on Feb. 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth.

The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored.

The zoo has also launched a GoFundMe campaign to offset the annual care of the giraffes and has also established a website for April.

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