April the Giraffe Is Expecting & OMG More Baby Giraffes

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It’s been quite the year of celebrity pregnancies and births: Kylie, Khloe and Kim had all babies. And then there’s the royal baby, Prince Louis. And now there’s another internet celeb who’s expecting…April the Giraffe is pregnant—again!

The giraffe may just be the most popular “16 and pregnant” reality star ever. The 16-year-old giraffe who resides at the Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York is not only expecting, but this will be her fifth baby!

The giraffe caught the internet’s attention last year with her never-ending fourth pregnancy. As the world not-so-patiently watched the April’s live-stream waiting for the giraffe mama to give birth, it seemed like her baby just wasn’t going to budge. But after hours of looking for signs of labor, baby giraffe Tajiri arrived this past November.

Well, it looks like we’ll all get to wait and watch the soon-to-be mama as she gestates again. Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch revealed the pregnancy Wednesday morning,, telling TODAY, “The results are in and we are having a baby!” When asked who the daddy is, Patch said, “Of course, it is Oliver the Giraffe, the same father as Tajiri.”

Even though the typical pregnancy for a giraffe lasts 15 months (um, can you even imagine?), April tends to go longer. According to Patch, “April likes to go 16, 17, 18…19 months.” That poor mama.

You can catch a glimpse of April’s crazy-long pregnancy next spring (of 2019) on the park’s live-stream video.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Alexas Fotos via Pixabay


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