Based on the information provided by the zoo, the colostrum in the udder is sealed by wax caps to ensure April will have enough to nurse her calf.
April's restless calf was at it again early Sunday morning from 3 a.m.to 4 a.m. and again around 7 a.m., her keepers said.
The hungry giant demands a crunchy carrot before every vet visit as a "toll" to enter her stall for an exam, the zoo said Friday. Zookeepers made a live stream which, unfortunately, was interrupted by bad weather.
Keepers felt baby kicks, and viewers noticed an increase in tail-raising due to pressure from an unknown source.
Apart from regular updates regarding April the giraffe's condition, the Animal Adventure Park also has a live stream video of the animal so fans can see her giving birth. When she finally gives birth, her calf's front hooves will come out first, followed by the snout.
"April continues to be in great condition". Thousands upon thousands of commenters voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so. The excitement about April giving birth was undeniable, but all the attention also made it hard for the zoo to answer everyone's questions.
April, the pregnant giraffe is in great shape, waiting to deliver her baby. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6 feet tall at birth.
A photo was posted by Animal Adventure Park showing wax caps put under April's belly to seal the colostrum in the udder, as well as to make sure that there will be milk for the calf's first nursing. He has also launched an online contest of naming April's fourth giraffe calf once it is born.