After the zoo said April had reached the full-term of her pregnancy-giraffes have an average gestation period of 15 months-Toys "R" Us seized on a unique opportunity to sponsor an event with no known kickoff time or end date.
Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park say that the giraffe's pregnancy is moving along.
Animal lovers around the world are counting down to the arrival of April the giraffe's unborn baby and are probably wondering what to expect after its much-anticipated birth.
Welp, April the giraffe still hasn't given birth and, frankly, we're over it. Yes, we have been watching her for a very long time. enjoy the free show people. "Who knows and here is to hoping!" they wrote on Facebook.
"We can not retain offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species", the zoo says.More news: Moreno officially wins Ecuador presidential election
The zoo's giraffe experts are part of an ongoing project in Uganda in Africa, which is aimed at helping and preserving the Rothschild's giraffe in the wild.
Once the calf is born, we will have a contest to name it.
"No, she isn't late; no, she isn't overdue; no, I'm not concerned she is "taking so long", nor should you be", he said. Right now the zoo said she and the baby are bonding, and won't be out for the rest of the week. But the animal park's social media person is probably very happy. We've got to stand tall for these fantastic animals. Male giraffes, according to Animal Adventure Park, "only really care about two things - fighting and the unmentionable".
While April has not yet given birth, the park reported on its Facebook page that it has welcomed three black belly Barbados lambs and twin pygmy goats since the giraffe watch began. He added that he could not induce labor as it may endanger both April and her calf, so everyone must be patient and wait until we see hooves coming out of April's rear. Once weaning is over, the baby giraffe will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there.
Giraffes can be in labour anywhere from hours to a full day.