WATCH LIVE: Giraffe cam at Animal Adventure Park

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.

The 15-year-old mom giraffe is located at the Animal Adventure Park outside of Binghamton, N.Y.

You can watch the live stream above or tap here for the animal park's listing of live videos on YouTube. (Note: There is no audio. This is a raw video stream.)

The animal park posted the following update to its Facebook page Wednesday morning:

3/22 Morning Update

A Quick One!

Giraffe puzzle feeders return at 9:30 am for your viewing pleasure - lets see how long they last!

Keepers report April is very moody and off from her normal self -- this is a good thing. Back end continues to progress to our satisfaction.

We hope by the weekend or early next week the giraffes will return outside. Enrichment is used to stimulate the animals' body and mind! Enrichment for our giraffes is increased during longer indoor stays.

Giraffe Factoid:
Giraffes spots and patterns are like fingerprints! No two giraffes are the same!

THINGS TO KNOW: (*Info from Animal Adventure YouTube page*):

April is 15 - her 4th calf 

Oliver is 5 - his 1st calf

They have some of the biggest pens in the nation. We take pride in our indoor housing and the level of enrichment and care to keep them happy and healthy. 

The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth.

The front hooves will come out first followed by the snout.

Mom will naturally raise the calf, with weaning around 6-10 months.

Once the calf is born, we will have a contest to name it.

The keepers will go in with April, clean her pen, give her treats (but not Oliver). He is a bull - and a bull is a bull is a bull!

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months

The calf with stay with April for 6-10 months then be re-homed.

Those "things" on their heads are called ossicones.

Bulls (male giraffes) only really care about two things- fighting and the unmentionable....
They eat hay and grains but love romaine lettuce. Once in a while, they will feed April romaine right in front of the camera.

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