April the Giraffe Is Helping Toys 'R' Us Break the Internet

Animal Adventure Park began streaming on February 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing worldwide attraction. We take pride in our indoor housing and the level of enrichment and care to keep them happy and healthy.

Unlike April's keepers in NY, the Toledo Zoo doesn't livestream animal births.

This will be April's fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. The zoo says she weight 130 pounds and stands 67 inches tall. There was even an issue recently where some animal rights activists reported the Facebook pages for nudity and inappropriate content although we all know that Facebook should have no problem sharing April's live birth on the social media platform.

We've been watching her for weeks, but zookeepers say April the Giraffe is close to giving birth to her calf.

Most births occur at dawn, Animal Adventure Park said, but not all of them.

Here we are, a week later, and still no giraffe from April.

"We are very proud to have the only West African Giraffes in the United Kingdom here", said a zoo spokesperson. In this photo she is pretty much telling us what she thinks about that plan...

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A pregnant giraffe has its own website, a GoFundMe page, an apparel line and millions of people worldwide watching live-streaming video waiting for it to give birth.

Last weekend, the Animal Adventure Park said the vet was onsite and April was "out of normal behavior", like leg-lifting, pinning her ears back, and raising her tail. "Lol", said Beddie Smith, a viewer on the CBSDFW Facebook live feed. A post on March 31 predicted the baby would come the next day, which caused many people to speculate that the whole thing was an elaborate April Fools' Day prank. "This is not a bad thing, just adds another piece to our puzzle", the zoo said in its nightly Facebook update.

In fact, one of 14-year-old Elli's five calves was stillborn.

Do you have April the Giraffe fatigue?

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

But without a newborn giraffe, some comments have taken a darker turn, with more than a few people wondering whether the pregnancy is a hoax.

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