Yes, she’s still pregnant! Vet and keeper report from this morning:
‘We apologize for the late update but it is for good reason. We will not confirm active labor, but we do have discharge that would suggest the count down to calf has begun! Mammary development is on point and picture is in comments. We will keep everyone posted throughout the day with developments. Our team and Vet are on standby. We could be hours away or days – so do not stop your day – but certainly don’t stop watching!
Giraffe Factoid: Baby Talk
To readdress what to expect! From hooves to baby on the ground – could be as quick as 30-60 minutes. Baby will be on average 150# and 6′ tall. Within an hour, we want to see baby on its feet. Yes, baby will stumble, fall, and face plant – but it is all part of the process and we cannot intervene. Once standing, we want baby to nurse within the next 60-120 minutes to get the essential colostrum. Our team will not intervene unless we absolutely have to. You will not see us in the stall, but we are all there waiting.
We will stay live on youtube throughout the process.
Tragedy can strike, and we are prepared, but have faith we will have a safe and sound delivery and calf. Hooves crossed.’
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