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April the Giraffe

Giraffe watch: April and Oliver enjoy new toys

April the Giraffe gazes at the camera after the webcam went down during severe weather Wednesday. (Source: Animal Adventure Park/Facebook April the Giraffe gazes at the camera after the webcam went down during severe weather Wednesday. (Source: Animal Adventure Park/Facebook

HARPURSVILLE, NY (RNN) - April the giraffe appears more agitated while her back end continues to swell, keepers at the Animal Adventure Park said Tuesday.

In the morning vet report, the park said they hoped April was "in the home stretch" of her pregnancy, but as the vet said Monday, there isn't enough data on giraffe pregnancies to say exactly when April could go into labor.

Keepers installed new enrichment items Tuesday morning, and both April and her mate Oliver enjoyed the toys until Oliver broke his. The park will improve the items and reintroduce them Wednesday.

Live chats with zookeepers and staff are back on for the week, from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday.

The park reported the giraffes may soon receive some outdoor time as the snow melts and the weather warms up.

Tens of thousands of people have been tuned in for days watching the reticulated giraffe walk around her pen and do very little else, waiting until she has the baby.

The calf will be April's fourth calf and her mate Oliver's first calf.

The little giraffe won't be all that little. At birth it will weigh in at about 150 pounds and will stand at about 6' tall, Animal Adventure Park said.

The feed was earlier removed by YouTube after it was labeled sexually explicit. The park blamed the removal on animal rights activists who oppose zoos.

While April has not yet given birth, the park reported on its Facebook page that it welcomed twin black belly Barbados lambs Saturday morning and another lamb Monday.

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