Internet sensation April the Giraffe has her mothering instincts on point.
After days of only picking at grain and hay, April the giraffe has regained her appetite. The zoo said that this behavior is quite normal for pregnant giraffes as soon-to-be-mothers usually eat a lot before giving birth.
The comments section of the video was filled with excited spectators who claimed they saw April the giraffe pushing contractions. Animal Adventure Park confirmed the contractions and said the vet took note of it.
April the giraffe, the 15-year-old long-legged YouTube star, is about to deliver her baby, at least that is what the Animal Adventure Park said in their latest update.
The long wait might soon be over as Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York announced just hours ago that April the Giraffe could be giving birth soon.
April had a vet visit this Monday and the calf did not show any movement.
An eight-year-old male giraffe was recently euthanized at the Houston Zoo in Texas after taking what zookeepers call a "significant fall." After several hours, zookeepers were unable to get the giraffe back on his feet, which indicates he would not be able stand and therefore to recover from the injury.
The Indianapolis Zoo's newest member, a newborn giraffe, needs a name. The zoo has proposed three options, which the public can vote on through Feb. 23 on Facebook.
A rare white giraffe named Omo was recently spotted in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Rather than being albino, Omo has dark eyes and a genetic condition that makes her pale and unable to produce pigment in skin Although she is alive and well in the park, researchers say her unique coloration may make her a target for poaching.
After taking a closer look at fossils kept in London's Natural History Museum, researchers have identified them as belonging to the largest known giraffe – which may also be the largest ruminant-class animal in history.
After analyzing a fossilized three-horned skull and dental remains, researchers have classified Xenokeryx amidalae as an ancient species is actually a distant relative of modern giraffes.
Have you ever wondered why giraffes have such long necks? It turns out modern giraffes underwent a series of vertebrae elongation stages that ultimately gave them their extremely long necks.
Elephants trumpet, horses winey, owls screech, and dogs bark. Any young grade-schooler could proudly share this knowledge. However does anyone know what the giraffe does? Now experts have found out that while the tallest residents of your favorite zoo might not say anything, they sure do a lot of humming.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.