While the world waits for April the NY zoo giraffe to give birth on her controversial live stream, Kipele is pulling a Beyoncé and dropping surprises overnight. At the time of birth he measured 5-feet-tall and weighed 73 pounds. They had only recently realised mum Kipele was pregnant - she had been on birth control. April is pregnant and became a viral sensation when news of her open-ended, imminent birth spread in February, attracting millions to watch her live cam.
The world has been waiting with bated breath for more than a week for April the giraffe to give birth. More than 80,000 people were tuned in to the stream before 9 a.m. Friday.
In the video streaming on YouTube, April, a 15-year-old reticulated giraffe, can be seen pacing inside her barn and raising her tail before her delivery.
In a cute twist, April "released a statement" about her pregnancy stardom-and she doesn't like the attention.
"The timeline is obviously wrong a little bit wrong", conceded Jordan Patch, the park's owner, in a Facebook Live video earlier this week.
While all eyes have been on April, another giraffe quietly welcomed a baby boy this week.
Giraffe pregnancies last for 15 months.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has several giraffe that are trained to give blood donations. "If we knew the date, we'd let you know", one zookeeper said in a live Q&A.