Sunday, March 12, 2017

I confess I have been doing the labor watch on April the Giraffe

April is a 15 year old giraffe who supposedly is having a baby any day. I have been watching for two weeks now. No baby yet. 
 It is a cold winter in New York so she mostly stays in side where it is warm. Sh likes to look outside occasionally. 
 She has been well taken care of. Lovingly taken care of. The zoo keepers and the vet check on her often. She likes to get kisses. 
 April has OB checks twice day. 

 She loves to throw her hay around. As soon as they put it in the basket she starts tossing it around her kennel. She eventually eats it off the floor. 

 The Daddy giraffe is named Oliver. They stay in side by side stalls. Occasionally they let them get together. But they say he is only interested in one thing so mostly he is in time out. 

 April loves to get treats such as lettuce and carrots. 

 The other day I looked in and they were deep cleaning her stall. 
 It shouldn't be too long until baby giraffe comes out. All 150 pounds of it. 

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