HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Animal Adventure Park giraffe is expecting a baby calf at any moment, and a live webcam is allowing you to follow along!
Animal Adventure Park posted an update on Facebook Friday morning, saying "The staff have been onsite with April all morning, Dr Tim was called and onsite within minutes. All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight - we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition."
15-year-old April is expecting a calf with her 5-year-old mate, Oliver. According to Animal Adventure Park, this will be April's fourth calf and Oliver's first.
The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and will stand about 6 feet tall when born, zoo officials said.
Labor can last a few hours to days, but once hooves appear, the calf will be on the ground in 30-60 minutes. Within another 60 minutes it is on its feet walking and starts nursing from the mother shortly after, Jordan Patch with the Animal Adventure Park said.
The park plans to hold a contest to name the calf sometime after its birth.
A webcam has been installed at the Harpursville park to allow people to stay up to date on the process.
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