April the Giraffe finally has her calf
By Faye Hazel
April 20, 2017 10:17am CST
I know it happened a few days ago already - but April the giraffe finally had her calf. I know people had been following her for months, but I first became aware of her about a month ago. Actually, I became aware of April in a really odd way. On my social media account I saw a video clip of a heavily pregnant woman, wearing a realistic giraffe mask. The woman was pacing about, stretching, etc. I had no idea what it was all about, until someone told me that the world had been watching April, a pregnant giraffe - via webcam. I didn't follow April extensively - though I had friends who did. There was something peaceful about watching the tall mammal walk around her pen, socialize with Ollie (the giraffe in the next stall, her "boyfriend") and watching her interact with the keepers that would come in and check on her. I didn't watch the birth, live. To be honest, I don't know how I feel about that. Part of me wanted April to have privacy. On the other hand she's a giraffe - and doesn't know the concept of camera, or people watching her. April's calf is a male and the zoo is holding a fundraiser. For $5 you can suggest 5 names for the calf. If it were a girl my suggest would have been May, or June. I really like keeping with the idea of months - so for this male calf - I think August/Auggie or Jan/January.... What is your opinion of April Giraffe? What would you name the calf?
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20 Apr 17
LOL... I haven't a clue off the top of my head! I wonder how many names will be submitted... okay just thought of two names... the middle names of each of my children, my husband's and my middle name and the middle name of my great grandmother lol!
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20 Apr 17
I saw the pregnant lady video for 1 minute then stopped it was stupid in my opinion. Also barely paid attention to april, as noone knew when she was going to have the baby and wasn't wasting my time watching a giraffe stand around . Lol