Giraffe In Harpursville Almost Ready To Give Birth!
April the Giraffe, whose home is at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY will give birth any day now to her 6th calf. April who is 17 years old drew a lot of national attention back in 2017 when people were able to follow her pregnancy and birth of her 5th calf, Tajiri with a live internet streaming video camera.
The camera is back and it's trained on April who is very ready to welcome her next baby into the world. Check it out below!
Animal Adventure Park is home to four giraffes currently and ready to welcome April's new calf. We can't wait and sure hope all goes well considering that according to Animal Adventure Park the world giraffe population is in danger:
- Approximately 90,000 giraffe remain in the wild, estimation of only 1,200 in captive management programs
- There are 4 species, 9 total sub species of Giraffe
- We have already lost 7 species to extinction
- Giraffe are now listed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ on the IUCN Red List
- Giraffes populations are threatened by habitat destruction, human encroachment, pollution, and poaching, the African giraffe population has dramatically declined by 40% over the last 30 years.