Pregnant show cam
The soon-to-be mom paced to and fro in her pen and occasionally licked the emerging calf while Oliver, the baby's father, surveyed the scene from the pen next door. April immediately bent down to tend to the little one.And finally, after months of waiting, the world watched as April's baby — a boy! Shortly after, the newborn raised his own head and nuzzled mom.April will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer.Oliver, however, will not assist in raising the calf.
April has many thinking tonight is the night, as chat rooms and social media postings question her behavior and positioning. Both Keepers and Vet report further back end swell, no change in discharge or lactation.
"All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight - we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition."But in all seriousness, giraffes keep their pregnancies low profile, instinctively hiding signs of labor from predators who might harm their newborns.