Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam

Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam

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April the Giraffe is expecting a calf!
Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome a new baby.

Animal Adventure Park
Harpursville, NY

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Post pregnancy nutrition is important, so Mazuri is gifting 100s of pounds of food to keep April on her A-Game!
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April is 15 – her 4th calf
April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn – odd rumor
Oliver is 5 – his 1st calf

They have some of the biggest pens in the nation (sq ft per animal). We take pride in our indoor housing and the level of enrichment and care to keep them happy and healthy.

The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6′ tall at birth.
The front hooves will come out first followed by the snout.

Mom will naturally raise the calf, with weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer. We will not rush this process – it is just a documented range of captive weaning.

Once the calf is born, we will have a contest to name it.

The keepers will go in with April, clean her pen, give her treats (but not Oliver). He is a bull – and a bull is a bull is a bull!

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months

Upon naturally weaning, the calf will move on to another facility to start a breeding program there. We cannot retain offspring, as it would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species.

Those “things” on their heads are called ossicones.

Bulls (male giraffes) only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable….
Oliver may share space with April, but for short periods. Bulls take no part in rearing young.

They eat hay and specialized giraffe diet but love romaine lettuce and carrot treats.

April’s water source, enrichment, and solo hay feeder are out of sight of the camera view.

This is Animal Adventure’s first giraffe calf.

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19 Responses

  1. Beth Kelley says:

    It’s down right now due to weather. They are working on it.

  2. Judi Cox says:

    Has anyone noticed how antsy Oliver and April are, especially Oliver he is just pacing and pacing

  3. Joselyn G says:

    I keep getting a Live alert from the Animal Adventure Park web cam. I click on it and it says its offline.

  4. Laurie Boucher says:

    wish they had better weather…missing April and Oliver…having withdrawls….

  5. Joanne Finnegan says:

    I’m getting video but the live feed goes up and down.

  6. Dianne Mcdowell says:

    Why did the live feed go down?  Makes me concerned that a problem has occurred.

  7. Laurie Boucher says:

    live feeds went down due to the weather they are having…please just wait,,,,they will be back up as soon as they can get it back online

  8. Becky Wagner says:

    They said there was bad wind and weather and they would be back asap. Look at the Animal Adventure Park site.

  9. Connie Beauchamp says:

    I still don’t have a live feed

  10. Teri Talbot says:

    Just going to have to wait for the live stream I guess

  11. Susan Philbin says:

    🙁 I’m in the UK and i’ve stayed awake just to watch the feed. Typical now there’s bad weather over there. I’m off to bed as it’s now 2AM here. Hope the cam is up and running for you all very soon. Night from me

  12. Bonnie Ludtman says:

    I wish there was a date/clock on the far wall so we could tell if it was live feed or not

  13. Anne Allison says:

    Hi April watchers! The hay thing in the middle is just for their play. April likes hay showers!When you see Oliver’s hind end hanging out he’s at one of his feeders! I think it’s a game between April and Oliver with the community hay bin. She is so proud of herself when shesteels a good share of it! What a special gift given to all of us from AAP, to see the personalities and elegance of nature.  Most powerful is the bond between April and  Alyssa. We are all witnessing the power of trust and love. This site alone: people trying harder to get along. We want to stay involved with this site. Thank you April and AAP for speaking to some of us in an interesting way.

  14. Pam Maes says:

    I was kind of hoping that baby would come today, my birthday! Would have been a lovely birthday present! I hope and pray all goes well and mom and baby are healthy.

  15. Stephanie Briggs says:

    Is Oliver her son or her mate?

  16. Brenda Clayton says:

    Yes…I was kidding. Having a healthy baby is a given.

  17. LaDena Davidson says:

    Full Moon tonight, a lot of babies are born during a full moon sweet April.

  18. Purple Potion says:

    Hi can I meet alyssa

  19. Judy Bobsin says:

    Oliver is probably antsy because it’s too cold for them to go outside. They can’t go out when weather is bad or temperatures are low.

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