Animal Adventure Park
April the giraffe starts producing milk and sends fans into a frenzy
The expectant mother was at home in the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, on Friday, when her upper right udder began leaking.
A spokesman for the park wrote on Facebook: “This afternoon's vet observations suggests milk has begun to fill the right udders. Wax caps remain and back end swell has continued to maintain a significant size. Appetite strong, moodiness returned this evening.”
But by the next day, her teat had stopped leaking milk according to Veterinarian 'Dr Tim.
Afterwards, Dr Tim took a picture of April, who can be seen cheekily staring into the camera with an adorable expression, as though she's posing for fans, while her supportive giraffe beau, Oliver looks on in the background of the image.
Staff posted an update to Facebook following the examination.
“April continues to progress but in true April fashion, her upper right teat did not produce milk (it did yesterday) upon veterinary review. She keeps us guessing - she keeps in growing!"
Dr Tim/Animal Adventure Park
April cheekily stares into the camera with an adorable expression as Oliver looks on
April, has became a bonafide internet sensation, outdoing even the most popular memes of the day.
She has a dedicated hashtag on Twitter called #aprilthegiraffe and receives regular updates on the park’s Facebook page.
She has been pregnant for a whopping 15-months and her every move is watched on her live cam, available on YouTube.
Roberto Dunspaugh Demalo wrote on Facebook that she was
The park began broadcasting updates on February 23 drawing worldwide attention.
And, she continues to keep the world watching and waiting for her calf to be born.
Her army of fans worldwide tune in without fail to keep up with the giraffe’s life - making her the new, undisputed, queen of reality TV.
One Twitter user tweeted: “Checking in on April has become part of our morning routine!”
Roberta Dunspaugh DeMalo wrote on Facebook: “Realized tonight I am totally obsessed! Was out with my husband and some friends for dinner. Feed was down before we left and halfway through dinner I started panicking thinking I was missing something important and had to sneak a peek at my phone to check in!!
The new baby calf will be the fourth child for the doting giraffe mum.
LIVE IMAGES: April the Giraffe Fri, March 24, 2017
Live pictures of April the giraffe preparing to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York
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- April the giraffe showing signs she's ready to give birth