Male giraffes, according to Animal Adventure Park, "only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable."So because of fears of inbreeding, the calf will be relocated to another facility once the weaning process is over.
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“It has definitely broadened the general awareness of the park.” In videos posted on the park’s Facebook page this week, Patch has said that he’s been busy tending to his 200-plus other animals and that the flood of emails has become “so overbearing” that he’s asking people to stop sending them.
A Go Fund Me page set up for April, giraffe father Oliver and their calf has raised more than ,000 out of a goal of ,000.
Her name is April, and she is one of the park's two reticulated giraffes ().
Since the "Giraffe Cam" first hit You Tube, tens of thousands of viewers have flocked to see the heavily pregnant mom-to-be prepare to give birth.
But owner Jordan Patch says You Tube removed the feed early Thursday after someone reported it was explicit and contained nudity.
April has been pregnant for 15 months, the normal gestation time for a giraffe.
April will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer.
Oliver, however, will not assist in raising the calf.
April’s website, aprilthegiraffe.com, includes a link for buying apparel from baby clothing to adult-sized hoodies imprinted with a giraffe’s head and “#Aprils View Crew” along with the park’s name and location.
Hundreds of thousands have been watching April the giraffe online since February - she's pregnant, and her calf could come at any hour or in the coming days.