NY - Giraffe Watch: April, 15, due to give birth at Animal Adventure Park #3

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  1. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

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    Animal Adventure Park

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    Approximately 12:43 pm, our calf made its big “splash” into the world! Dr. Tim quickly identified we had welcomed a baby boy!

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    Above is link for April and the little one. It is a different link then from before.
     
  3. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    Do we have a WS name for Scooter's little brother yet?
     
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    Well that was quick! Last time it took months lol.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    We need a name for the baby boy! He weighed 139 lbs and is 5' 11" tall. Born 3/16/2019 @ 12:43 pm EDT.
     
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    He’s a little cutie bug
     
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    He's so active, lol. Running all the time. Very cute. I can't stand the YouTube chat this year tho. Constant complaining and moaning, blah. Anyway, we missed the birth live by three minutes yesterday, lol! We'd been watching in the car and baby G was sticking out the same amount the whole time (hooves). In the time it took for us to park and walk inside and wash our hands, he came rolling out! :D Haha. Quick scroll back and we saw it. :) I'm surprised he was up so quickly!
     
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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    We are happy to report, the new calf has had a strong and adventurous first couple days of life!

    The little guy is up 5 lbs from yesterday! To us, this means mom is producing milk and baby is nursing successfully!

    His ossicones (black hair tufts at this time) have stood up on his head!

    The calf has been observed by Giraffe Cam viewers, stretching those legs in full stride, galloping around mom, April! She certainly has her hooves full with this one!
    Giraffe Cams: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnimalAdventureParkOfficial

    Animal Adventure Park

    We have a pretty active little dude it seems!
     
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    In case anyone else was curious, at birth, Scooter weighed 129 pounds and stood 5 feet 9 inches tall. I thought Scooter looked bigger at birth and was surprised at this.

    How big is April the Giraffe's baby? Height and weight revealed
     
  11. Yellow Rose

    Yellow Rose Well-Known Member

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    Aw so cute that he is trying to snuggle up to his daddy! A LOT!
     
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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    I have noticed that also. It seems he is talking to his dad Oliver at times. Lots of bonding going on.

    I thought the other day it looked like April was kissing her baby on the lips. So Sweet!
     
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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    We have a name!

    Azizi (Ah-ZEE-ZEE) "Azi" "Az"


    Fans cast their votes in an online naming contest, narrowing the options down to a pool of 20 names. Fans ultimately picked ‘Keeper’s Choice’, passing the big decision to the beloved giraffe care team. The team chose to honor one of the top 20 name selections voted on by our fans.

    Azizi, having a few origins, has meanings that truly identify with the personality of the young male giraffe. Precious, powerful, beloved, and “the mighty one” are descriptive of our independent calf, that will someday grow to a possible eighteen feet and weigh over 2,000 pounds. Other top contenders included Finnegan, Apollo, and Zumi.

    Animal Adventure Park
     
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    Ha! Yeah we all know, April has the best Love of All from her children and offspring!

    Oliver May impregnate another one, and then he will just move on to a younger one.

    And then he will get old and have no one and be put out to pasture.

    Oops! I'm humanizing the giraffes.

    :floorlaugh:
     
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    :D:D
     
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    I'm hoping to see 'our' giraffes IRL this summer. Currently making plans, hoping I can pull it together! :cool:
     
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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    Can't even IMAGINE lugging around that kind of "poundage" for the terms of their pregnancies!
     
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