Early Morning March 22th Pregnance Updates April The Giraffe to Give Birth
Evident to our overnight viewers, April changed some of her behaviors overnight. Moving in different patterns, choosing new spots to stand and sleep, and even going off her usual sleep routine (recognizable to our loyal viewers). Why? Could be many reasons. Continued increase in belly movements. Keeper reports this morning suggest all observed physical signs remain unchanged and on the positive.
The weather has robbed us of the warmer temperatures we have been receiving, and brought snow and ice. This creates a slip fall hazard for the giraffes, so they will remain indoors today. This will mean increased enrichment, training sessions, and attention from our team. Any days our giraffes are not able to have yard access – our Plan B enrichment program takes over to keep their bodies and minds happy and healthy (stimulated).
We welcomed a baby cria (llama) to the world yesterday around 1:00 PM. He has done well, along with mom, and has been moved indoors to avoid the drop in temperature. This is our first llama birth on site; though we have had alpaca in the past. So congratulations to Rasta Llama and his lady Sweet Pea on the new little boy. (every animal has a name)