Zookeepers Say April The Giraffe Noticeably Slower

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (KDKA) – Millions have been watching and waiting for April the Giraffe to give birth and zookeepers say the end may be in sight.

Zookeepers say that April is nearing the end of her pregnancy and that her calf could be born any day now.

They’ve noticed significant baby kicks and say April is posturing a bit.

They also say April appears to be a little more slower now, and her stomach has grown immensely.

They’ve also reported that April is eating less and the baby is staying back near the rear which could be a sign labor is near.

Zookeepers says April has become moody and not her normal self, which is actually a good thing.

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Tuesday night the zoo posted this update to Facebook:

“We remain in a holding pattern. No significant change from this morning or last night, though all signs are still present – suggesting we are at the end of the pregnancy. Slight discharge, swelling, pulsing, etc. Keepers reported that baby is very active this evening. April remains in STELLAr (did you get that snowstorm joke) condition.

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This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. The zoo says the calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately six-feet tall at birth.

The zoo began streaming on Feb. 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth.

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