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    Default Anyone else obsessed with waiting for April the Giraffe to give birth

    I have the live feed up at work and at home.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCln...KXZMOoO9Q/live

    She was due back in mid-February.
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    I can't help wishing she and her friend were out in the wild somewhere, instead of pacing a concrete pad...

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    Omg, the hours I've spent watching this giraffe swatting her tail and walking around her pen. I can't wait to see the baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran2 View Post
    I can't help wishing she and her friend were out in the wild somewhere, instead of pacing a concrete pad...
    I've just started seeing the footage on my facebook newsfeed, so I have no idea.... why is she that pen?

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    She lives in a zoo and I'm guessing they're keeping her penned so they can control the birth and the calf afterwards. I imagine it would be impossible to drag her into the pen after she started the birthing process. She's been in active labor for almost a week. The giraffe, Oliver, in the next pen is the father.

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    Looks like it's finally happening, I can see two legs hanging out! Unless she's eaten something untoward.

    ETA: Head is now poking out!

    ETA2: And the baby is out! So precious *squee*
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    Thanks for the heads up! I got to see it! So gross, but the baby is cute.
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    I only got the heads up from someone mentioning it in a live FB chat with Ricky Gervais lol But so great to see it first hand. I had all but forgotten about it, it took so long, poor girl. Can't believe this is her 4th calf, I would have sworn off men for life after such a long labour!

    Were you shouting PUSH too? And yes, very gross, I forgot about all the lovely stuff that comes out after the baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipity View Post

    Were you shouting PUSH too?
    Yes! Lol. I can't imagine. Trying to catch when the baby stands up.
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    It's amazing how quickly they can start walking! Poor thing, it looks like me back in the days of of falling on my ass drunk and wearing sky scraper heels while someone desperately tries to get pull me to my feet for half an hour lol
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    Fnally! The baby is here! It's a boy.
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    He's so adorable! I can't wait to hear what they've named him.

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    Apparently there will be a competition where you can suggest names. He is very cute, I've just tuned back in and he's alone and sleeping. Amazing how steady on his feet he is already!
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