Feb 24, 2017 9:52 AM
BABY WATCH: April the giraffe, what you need to know
NEW YORK - An adorable giraffe is about to be born at a zoo in New York. The zoo has set up a live camera so you can watch.
Top 5 things you need to know about April the giraffe and her baby calf.
- April is 15-years-old and this will be her 4th calf. The father, Oliver is five-years-old and this is his first offspring
- Giraffes give birth standing up. The calf will be born hooves first then head and plop on the ground.
- Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months before giving birth. The calf will be around 150 pounds and 6 feet tall when he/she is born.
- Mom will raise the calf, and nourish the calf with her milk until the calf is 6 to 10 months old.
- The giraffes are at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York which is upstate near Syracuse.
Source - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcXWq40F5Hk