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A sign? Baby giraffe head forms in April's bedding

A sign? Baby giraffe head forms in April's bedding

The baby will weigh around 150 pounds, and be around 6 feet tall at birth.

Keepers at Animal Adventure Park in NY say they spotted the "face and neck of a young giraffe" in the April's bedding on Sunday afternoon.

Almost 56,000 people tuned in to watch the gentle giant Sunday morning as she peered over the dividing fence to catch a glimpse of her mate, Oliver, who paced around his pen. The page has more than 20 million views on YouTube, with well-wishers as far-flung as India and Scotland reaching out to park staff to send April good will. "(The) vet report is all positive and happy with progression", the zoo reported. The zoo wrote Sunday that handlers could see the imprints of the baby giraffe's face and neck in the bedding in April's pen.

As April's fans in America woke up this morning, many of them immediately wondered if the giraffe had finally delivered her baby.

The Animal Adventure Park said: "There is a significant amount of belly movement and tail raising".

April lives at the Animal Adventure Park near Binghamton, New York. Patch shared in a video update that April and Oliver were observed engaging in mating behaviors in Oct. 2015; however, that didn't conclusively prove April conceived in October. According to Animal Adventure, this will be her fourth time giving birth.

The zoo said it will hold an online competition to name the baby giraffe once it's born.

It was originally estimated that April would give birth towards the middle or end of February.


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