Baby giraffe facts: What to expect when April's baby is born

April the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park has attracted fans flocking to the live cam

April the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park has attracted fans flocking to the live cam

"April's website, aprilthegiraffe.com, includes a link for buying apparel from baby clothing to adult-sized hoodies imprinted with a giraffe's head and "#Aprils View Crew" along with the park's name and location.

Millions are tuning in to her live web feed at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, to see her give birth, but their patience is beginning to wear thin as weeks pass with no labor.

This will be April's fourth calf and the first for dad, Oliver. We are not announcing active labor at this time - as we will wait until there is NO QUESTION - to ensure our followers know to hunker down and wait! Thousands of fans have kept watch over live webcam footage chronicling April's every move. "All signs are go".

The vet for April the giraffe learned a very valuable lesson - don't predict when the world's most famous giraffe will give birth.

"Today is not the day to stop watching", Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said today on "Good Morning America".

April the giraffe is between 15 and 16 months pregnant and the average gestation period is around that time. The upstate NY zoo had predicted a calf by Friday, however, that initial timeline came to a screeching halt, with the weekend passing and still no calf.

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The millions of people keeping track online of the progression of April the giraffe's pregnancy should not wander far from the live stream today, according to the owner of the NY animal park where April lives.

Giraffes can defend themselves from scary predators like lions with their strong-hooved feet, but it doesn't seem like April's baby will ever find herself in this situation. The park blamed the removal on animal rights activists who oppose zoos.

In a post Friday morning on Animal Adventure Park's Facebook page, zookeepers said the birth of April's calf is near.

There are 9 subspecies of giraffe, the most common being the Rothschild's. "We do not want April to get a chill or that barn temperature dropping".

On Saturday morning, the live feed went offline briefly because of an Internet outage, leading to rumors that the pregnancy was an April Fools' Day joke.

It's been more than a month since the park shared the news of April's impending birth with the world, via social media.

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