Millions wait, and wait, for April the giraffe to give birth

The zoo welcomed the birth of Dobby, the name given to the male calf, on Tuesday. The park's official site for April notes that giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, and the baby will weigh around 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and be about 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall.

April the giraffe continues to progress as normal as she nears giving birth at the Animal Adventure Park in NY, officials said Thursday, March 2nd. A webcam set up to monitor April's pregnancy has drawn millions of views, mostly of April standing tall in her indoor home, munching on hay with a noticeably enlarged belly.

No big news for April and Oliver Thursday morning, the two giraffes that have people around the world on edge awaiting the birth of their calf.

"I think the fact that she's a giraffe and she's a neat species that people are interested in, that's fostered a lot of the attention", he said.

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"April, as many of you observed, had a good night but very active", the zoo wrote in its daily update on Facebook.

Giraffe pregnancies last for 15 months. Baby Dobby initially had trouble nursing and the zoo provided supplemental feeding, the zoo said in a news release.

The animal has also displayed 'increased tail raising and holding, ' her vet said.

Apparently giraffe births are all the rage. There are fake videos pretending to be the official live cam and some have even reported that April gave birth.

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"Why? Could be many reasons", the Facebook post said.

April was expected to give birth sometime in mid-February.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs has been collecting blood samples from its giraffes and recently started banking plasma for emergency situations.

It's a baby giraffe - just not the one everyone has been waiting on.

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