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Jayhawk

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Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:53:50 pm »
Two expectant mamas at our local zoo:

http://topekazoo.org/giraffecam/

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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 08:00:31 pm »
That's so cool!  Thanks for sharing  :)

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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 04:03:10 pm »
Did they give birth yet? Today was the first time I saw a giraffe (doesn't look pregnant, maybe it was the papa). Then I noticed in the comments section under the video:

"Both Abi and Hope are expecting and will be giving birth anytime from late May thru June 2018"


I remember waiting for baby giraffe from a thread on the old board. We waited and waited and waited . . . they finally posted a video of the birth. It was quite interesting to watch the progress, especially watching the mama when it was close to due time. That zoo (don't remember which one) even posted informative videos from the staff, sometimes with mama giraffe eating from the care taker's hand while she gave her spiel. It was very entertaining and informative. If I remember correctly, a few days after the birth the site was shut down. No further information was given.

That's why I'm wondering if the event posted here has past. Or am I missing something?
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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:05:31 pm »
No, they haven't! Abi is closer, but this is her first pregnancy. There's also discussion that she is feeling exposed and would prefer a hidden spot to give birth? They did check her last week and still looks good, tho.

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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 01:37:16 pm »
Abi had her baby - baby is trying to stand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKTWSEpR-WA

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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 04:24:30 pm »
Awww! Thanks for the update!

Your link to the video says "This live stream video is no longer available" Darn it!

But I went back to your original link and saw Mom and baby together in the cage. How sweet! ;D
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Re: Waiting (and waiting) for baby giraffes
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 10:50:03 am »
The other Mama had her baby last night. I think they've shut off the camera for now as new baby is learning to nurse. Not sure if it's a boy or girl yet.