April the Giraffe Is Pregnant Again

PetMD Editorial
Published: July 26, 2018
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Last year, April the giraffe became an internet sensation when she gave birth to Tajiri on live-stream.

The video of the pregnant giraffe in labor now has over 15 million views on YouTube. 

Video via Animal Adventure Park/YouTube

On July 25th, Jordan Patch, the owner of Animal Adventure Park, announced the exciting news on NBC's TODAY show that resident April is expecting baby number 5. "The results are in, and we are having a baby!"

When asked who the father was, Patch confirmed that it's the same father as Tajiri's.

So, when can we all expect to tune in to see April the giraffe's new addition to her family?

"The average (gestation period) for a giraffe is 15 months," Patch explained, but he warned April's fans that she "likes to go 16, 17, 18 ... 19 months."

Confirming the pregnancy is a lengthy process as well. It took the park a couple of months to get test results before they felt comfortable enough to share the news that April the giraffe was, in fact, pregnant again.

NBC's TODAY show reports that the test included "30 days' worth of giraffe poop, and after collecting it, it had to be shipped off to another facility for testing."

The park has created a website to follow pregnant giraffe April's journey. They provide a link to their giraffe cam, so you can keep an eye on the happy family whenever you please.

If a website wasn't enough, the park also likes to connect with all of April's #1 fans on their Facebook page.

Image via Animal Adventure Park/Facebook

We're definitely #TeamApril, and are excited to follow her pregnancy!   

Image via Animal Adventure Park 

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