The park also announced on Monday that they’d be announcing the calf’s gender via their text alert program, which costs .99.
The text alert will be sent “hours in advance of the media press releases,” a park spokesperson wrote on Facebook.
“Like millions of people around the world, we are eagerly anticipating the birth of April’s baby,” Toys “R” Us spokesperson Candace Disler told the Daily Beast via email.
“The teams at Toys“R”Us and Babies”R”Us, including our own giraffe – Geoffrey – are thrilled to be supporting the Animal Adventure Park and its efforts around worldwide giraffe conservation. ”Animal Adventure Park launched a Go Fund Me page for April in February—the funds will be used to “offset” the costs of caring for April, her calf, and her mate Oliver, as well as for renovating their pen and installing a permanent Giraffe Cam, the park said on its Go Fund Me page.
An update from the team says: “We did note significant movement from the calf today during observation times.” Animal Adventure Park began streaming on Feb.
— Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park say that the giraffe’s pregnancy is headed in the right direction.
”Park representatives also said they’d provide a picture of April’s “current mammary developments” in the post’s comments. The 15-year-old giraffe’s pregnancy became an unexpected source of controversy: the livestream, which began in February, was briefly removed from You Tube due to nudity and sexual content.“There are some people who fundamentally disagree with what we do here, keeping animals in captivity,” Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said Friday on Good Morning America.
“So their tool to take down our cam, to punish us or take it off air, was to report it to You Tube and say it had sexually explicit content.”After about an hour and a half offline, Patch said, the stream was restored “due to popular demand.” The stream has been sponsored by Toys “R” Us, whose mascot is a cartoon giraffe named Geoffrey, since March 22 and was previously sponsored by animal feed company Mazuri.
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