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April 17th Evening Update
Calf continues to grow stronger! We experienced a 1-1 1/2 lb weight gain over night. He is quite spunky and independent; perhaps he takes after his father. He also has his inquisitive and friendly moments of engaging keepers with the genuine nature of his mother. We are smitten.
April has recovered great from the birth and has quite the appetite! She did have a minor misstep this afternoon that lead her to favor her one leg; but that has already improved. It's hard dancing around a little one!
Dr Tim was on site for calf and mom check ups and we have no reason for concern and are happy with progress.
Oliver is quite interested in the calf; much more than we anticipated. Perhaps a good sign for eventual introductions and shared space times.
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The team is holding up well! We have a another busy day ahead of us tomorrow. We appreciate your support and are so happy to be sharing these moments.
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Naming is still under way – some top votes in no particular order; Patches, Unity , Peter, Apollo, Harpur.
Suzanne Trombino Wagner: Thank you for the update and for all that you have done. My kids and I watched the calf be born together, it was so fun to watch him arrive! April is a rockstar mom I was so amazed at her cleaning him up as he was arriving, I did not anticipate her doing that. It was also really fun to see Jordans reaction to "it's time". I'll miss watching these 3 but I think you have done more than enough and I am happy their will be updates.
Heather VanZuÿlen Thank you again for everything you do. We will be sad to see you go but also excited for your updates, new projects, and other animal news. Do you have a time frame for making anymore announcements in terms of funds going towards giraffe conservation? I would love to get an update on fundraising.
Kerri Whisman So precious! April is such a good mama. I was thrilled with the birth! Everything went perfect! Baby was really strong and mama was proud & seemed to recover very quickly! l I loved watching the keepers completely lovestruck over this new little one.
Marla Green So happy to hear that Oliver is taking an interest in Baby Cuteness. He's a cutie alright. Good to hear that April's leg is improving. Thank you for all your updates. I love giraffes more than ever now. I love knowing when April, Oliver, and Baby close their eyes for sleep, and getting comfy, they are always protected. Thanks!
Deb Libert Nackers I am very much going to miss my giraffe family, but, you need to get back to business! Thank you for sharing them with us! I've fallen head over heels for all three of them, and a few of the staff members are on my animal angels list! You're all wonderful! Looking forward to watching baby grow up on Facebook!
Jennifer VanBriggle Takash Thank you so much for sharing April, and this experience with us….so many of us have just lived, and respected being a part, and seeing such an amazing thing. I'm sorry so many have to disrespect and overstep so that the rest of us can't just enjoy a nice thing…..my kids and I thank you Animal Adventure Park….for letting us just enjoy something amazing and wonderful…
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