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GIRAFFE WATCH: Calf expected soon at Animal Adventure Park

GIRAFFE WATCH: Calf expected soon at Animal Adventure Park GIRAFFE WATCH: Calf expected soon at Animal Adventure Park
Eleena Tovar | 23 Febrero, 2017, 04:54

A NY petting zoo is sharing the joy as they are expecting a baby giraffe to be born.

The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York is live-streaming as their 15-year-old giraffe, April and her mate, Oliver welcome their baby. However, due to the long gestation period, giraffe pregnancy can be hard to detect early on and are often times not confirmed until birth, according to Woodland Park Zoo animal care staff. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be about 6' tall at birth. A newborn will stand and run within a hour of birth, according to the GCF website.

Within another 60 minutes it is on its feet walking and starts nursing from the mother shortly after, Jordan Patchwith the Animal Adventure Park said.

GIRAFFE WATCH: Calf expected soon at Animal Adventure Park

After the baby is born, Animal Adventure Park says it will hold a content to name the little calf.

For more information, visit the park's Facebook page.