Published: Mon, March 27, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

April the Giraffe's calf has 'increased activity'

April the Giraffe's calf has 'increased activity'

"All other development is as previously reported", the Facebook post said.

Earlier in the day, Animal Adventure Park took to Facebook to update its over 850,000 followers about April's condition. An exact date and time of when April will be giving birth is still not known.

In the morning post, the park also announced the relaunch of April's online apparel store, which is expected to go live Monday.

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As April the pregnant giraffe continues to keep millions of people waiting over her live cam delivery, the NY park that houses the animal posted an update Sunday saying there was increased fetus activity compared to that in the morning.

This is 15-year-old April's fourth calf.

The park began streaming on February 23, showing April preparing to give birth and drawing worldwide attention.

"Instead of local or regional we're global", said Cortney Whalen, a spokeswoman for zoo owner Jordan Patch. This is the zoo's first giraffe calf. Whalen said the park also has received separate donations, but she said she didn't know how much.

An Animal Adventure Park zookeeper tending to the pregnant giraffe noticed the lack of activity from the calf. All the money will be used to feed, house and care for the giraffes.

April was seen taking it slow Sunday, alternating between waddling around her pen and standing still, staring into Oliver's pen.

The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as "sexually explicit" before being restored.

Once she begins labor, it could take anywhere between two to six hours for the calf to show.

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