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Zoo's pregnant giraffe, April, is a live-streaming sensation

Zoo's pregnant giraffe, April, is a live-streaming sensation

"We are feeling good about his health", Brian Aucone, the Denver Zoo senior vice president for Animal Care and Conservation, said in a news release.

In Thursday night's update, the zoo also said April appears "a little more on edge" and is "not being as lovely as usual". Not much physical change however, there is significant movement once again in the belly. They're bonding at the zoo's giraffe building, which will remain closed for a while so the mother and son can enjoy some peace and quiet.

An exact date and time of when April will be giving birth is still not known.

As of Friday morning, United Kingdom time, the latest live stream - set up on 24 February - has had nearly 20 million views, with the accumulative time racked up by viewers equating to a somewhat staggering 1,036 years.

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Over the last week, April has captivated tens of millions of people across the world who have been checking in on her via the live stream in anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6-feet-tall at birth.

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, according to Animal Adventure Park.

As for April, she doesn't like all the attention. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined in daily to see the birth. April was elsewhere when she gave birth to her first three calves, and this one will be the Harpursville zoo's first giraffe calf. But newsflash: "Staring at me and demanding 'Where's that baby already??' is NOT helping".

"April's website, aprilthegiraffe.com, includes a link for buying apparel from baby clothing to adult-sized hoodies imprinted with a giraffe's head and "#Aprils View Crew" along with the park's name and location.

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