Are congratulations in order for internet sensation April the Giraffe? Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch hinted on Tuesday, June 19, that April might be pregnant 14 months after giving birth to son Tajiri.
Patch announced he has “pretty exciting news” in a video shared on the Hapursville, New York-based park’s Facebook page. But pregnancy tests for giraffes are more complicated than peeing on a stick. To confirm if April is indeed expecting, zoologist Allysa Swilley collected fresh fecal simplest over the course of 30 days that have been shipped off for laboratory testing.
In Tuesday’s clip, Swilley revealed they have been carefully observing April’s behavior. “We’ve done a lot of watching, a lot of looking, and we all have our opinions,” she said. “But until we’re 100 percent sure, I”m not saying anything.”
Exciting news from the Giraffe Barn at Animal Adventure Park!
Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
For 65 days the world watched and waited for April to give birth. Finally, on April 15, 2017, 2 million viewers cheered as she and companion, Oliver, welcomed Tajiri, who weighed a whopping 129 pounds and stood at foot! Swilley chose the Swahili name that means “hope,” “confidence” and “king.”
This would be April’s fifth pregnancy. And according to Patch, she was born to be a mom. During a November appearance on Good Morning America, he gushed about how she cares for Tajiri “She’s obviously very in tune to him and protective of him,” he explained at the time “But she’s also allowing him to take on that independent trait that he has, which definitely comes from his father.”
Fans can watch April and her friends at Animal Adventure Park on its official YouTube livestream.
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