They are currently stood in the nearest corner to the camera, but the newborn is so small he keeps going out of shot. He appears to be feeding just fine, and looks healthy and even stronger than just a few hours ago.am BST: April’s calf is stood up again, but he looks content with his spot in the corner of the enclosure.April is laid down not and appears to be having a well-deserved rest.April was due in mid-February, according to her zoo.However, Animal Adventure Park officials reminded the public that a giraffe's average gestation period is around 15 months — making it difficult to get the timing exactly right.
Stay tuned.4.13pm BST: The hungry baby is feedin on its mother's udders right now wven though its egs still look a little bit shaky.
Jordan Patch, the park's owner, said he has received calls and emails from people around the country and outside the United States, inquiring about where to travel to visit the park. Patch told The New York Times he set up the livestream to allow curious residents in the area to monitor April's pregnancy on their own and stem the steady stream of phone calls and emails from Southern Tier residents curious about her progress.
But with the webcam logging nearly 80,000 simultaneous visitors as of Saturday afternoon, the idea has had the opposite effect for Patch.
"I'm answering a lot more emails now than I was before," he said. We are inundated with messages and emails, media interviews and requests." Giraffes have a gestation period of 15 months.
Patch had initially forecast a due date for the calf in January or February, but now concedes that was incorrect, meaning April could give birth at any time.