April the Giraffe prepares to give birth at NY zoo

Credit Animal Adventure Park

Credit Animal Adventure Park

April, a 15-year-old giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in NY, is expected to give birth to a calf at any time.

While keepers say April's due date was in the middle of February, they can't give an exact time when they think she may give birth.

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The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be about six feet tall at birth.

Now, a Seattle resident named Tom Horton has created an app to make it easier for the giraffe's fans to track the upcoming delivery. "Once those start coming in, I'll verify it myself and trigger the alert". At the time of writing, more than 58 thousand people are now watching the Livestream. They say that no press is bad press, and so it has proved for April, as interest in the stream rocketed when it was relaunched.

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Once the calf is born, the zoo will have a contest to name it. But, it's back up the stream is back up as she gets closer to the big moment.

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