Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:34PM
Drew Wolfe

Internet Sensation April The Giraffe Going On Birth Control, Having No More Babies

"What's tall, spotted and on the pill? April the giraffe."

"An official from Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., has announced that April the giraffe, who achieved Internet stardom, will start contraceptives on Friday and no longer be part of the park's breeding program. The 17-year-old mother of five will now enter senior care."

"'She'll continue to be a star of education and conservation initiatives,' said Jordan Patch, the owner of the park."

"April's two livestreamed births and the park's 'giraffe cam' videos of April have, together, been viewed hundreds of millions of times. According to YouTube's statistics, videos of April have been seen 272 million times since February 2017."

"Giraffe gestation periods can run around 15 months. April's caretakers saw months-long interest on the park's YouTube channel ahead of the birth of her fifth calf in March."


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