April, ‘the Kardashian of giraffes’, is pregnant AGAIN
Last year, more than 232 million people tuned in to watch April over her seemingly never-ending seven week labour. The actual birth of her fourth calf, Tajiri, was livestreamed by over 1 million people on April 15, 2017.
April the Giraffe is pregnant again and it's like this big news story. She's like the Kardasian of giraffes.— Michael Bennett (@BennettOnAir) July 25, 2018
Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York, announced the latest pregnancy on the Today Show Wednesday, reportedly “ending weeks of speculation.” In an effort to avoid the impatient chaos of last year, the zoo refused to reveal April’s exact due date, instead telling viewers Tajiri will become a big brother some time in March.
While announcing the pregnancy, zookeepers revealed how exactly they know April is pregnant to avoid the “rumours like last year that she was faking it.” Basically, April’s poop was collected each day for a month, frozen, and sent to a zoological lab for testing.
I'm not spending days looking for a giraffe baby. I'm not spending days looking for a giraffe baby. I'm not spending days looking for a giraffe baby. I'm not spending days looking for a giraffe baby...#AprilTheGiraffe is pregnant again. I'll probably watch.— Danielle Meese Dupke (@DanielleMeese) July 25, 2018
giraffes are my favorite animal in the world and if you think I’m going to closely follow April’s second pregnancy every step of the way you are absolutely correct #AprilTheGiraffe— carly ✰ farmer (@carlyjaxon) July 25, 2018
An average giraffe pregnancy last 15 months, but April’s pregnancies have been known to last between 17 and 19 months, the zoo said. A new livestream has already started so eager viewers can watch April throughout the long journey.
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