The famous-and-very-pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park showed "distracted behavior" and a "significant bulging of the belly" was noted in Thursday morning's update.On Friday, her keepers said that she had been outside and "enjoying the sun." "Light discharge continues," the update reads. The only real drastic changes we will see from here is active labor - no much more change / development can occur."Thursday's update veered into TMI territory, so be warned:"For any hoaxers or #Fakenews stories questioning April and the pregnancy - a quick biology lesson - animals do not develop milk unless supporting a pregnancy.Donkeys were the backbone of a farm's workforce, however, American Mammoth Donkeys are rare in the United States today.With the advent of tractors and other farm machinery in the early 20th century, donkeys nearly disappeared in North America.RELATED: Pregnant woman impersonates April the giraffe The zoo reported on its Facebook page that April remained "on edge" Sunday evening and that there is strong belly movement.According to an update from the zoo, it only takes a giraffe 30 minutes to go through active labor.
Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, "give or take 60 days," the park's veterinarian said in a video last month. On Monday, the park posted on Facebook that "early morning observations indicate no significant changes in physical appearance. We are waiting for increased pacing to indicate an active labor situation has begun, in addition to pushing/contractions."There are plenty of bird nest cams, but few are as impressive as those watching America's national bird, the bald eagle.
People around the world have been watching and waiting patiently for days as April the giraffe (supposedly) prepares to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York.