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April the Giraffe

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BeverlyGoldberg Sat 15-Apr-17 13:35:55

AIBU to feel sorry for the poor Giraffe? She has thousands of people on Facebook gawping at her vag while she's in labour.

No, just no.

sparechange Sat 15-Apr-17 13:38:34

I don't think she actually knows though...

RatOnnaStick Sat 15-Apr-17 13:38:51

Pretty sure she doesn't care.

HateSummer Sat 15-Apr-17 13:40:14

She should sue them.

VimFuego101 Sat 15-Apr-17 13:50:11

Imagine the AIBU thread if April was on MN...

Notso Sat 15-Apr-17 13:52:10

I feel sorry for every animal looked after by humans from snails to cats and dogs to giraffes and lions. I see why it's done but I still feel sorry for them.

Bleurghghghgh Sat 15-Apr-17 13:53:09

I'm a bit cynical about the whole thing. I mean, she's obviously pregnant but isn't it impossible for them to have got the due date this wrong seeing as giraffes only mate to reproduce so it would have been pretty clear when they actually conceived as they would have then not mated from that point on?

AliceKlar Sat 15-Apr-17 13:54:17

I totally agree. I know she doesn't realise she is being constantly filmed but somehow that makes it even more exploitative imo. Labour and birth is a private thing and she should only have those around her who are caring for her.
It's not entertainment.Or it shouldn't be imo.

NickMyLipple Sat 15-Apr-17 13:55:02

Apparently giraffes have a 2 month window within the gestation period.

It's happening now though coz there's 2 hooves hanging out!

HateSummer Sat 15-Apr-17 13:55:52

She's been in labour since February as far as I'm aware..I thought she'd given birth to it already.

Mummyoflittledragon Sat 15-Apr-17 14:15:04

Maybe liken her to a royal princess in the court of Versailles?

LapdanceShoeshine Sat 15-Apr-17 16:26:25

They have a 17-day season

Mating "behaviour" was observed in Oct 2015. They assumed that was it (hence the Feb 24 thing) but evidently not. There must have been other episodes grin

Going by the 17-day thing due dates might have been Mar 13, Mar 30 or - tada! - Apr 16.

Today is DS2's birthday so he'll be pleased

MrsJayy Sat 15-Apr-17 16:35:23

Millions tune into one born every minute you see right up foofs on that surely a non intrusive webcam is nothing in comparison anyway baby has arrived at last.

sonjadog Sat 15-Apr-17 16:37:05

We have a baby giraffe!!!!

NapQueen Sat 15-Apr-17 16:38:11

Cant imagine she cares.

And if an animal is being kept in captivity for the public to visit and learn about well, birth is part and parcel of that imo.

OddBoots Sat 15-Apr-17 16:38:52

www.iucnredlist.org/details/9194/0 - given that they are on the vulnerable list I think interest in the baby giraffes being born is generally a good thing.

sonjadog Sat 15-Apr-17 18:37:30

Baby giraffe is looking a bit stunned.

MrsJayy Sat 15-Apr-17 19:03:43

Baby fell about 8ft yeah its looking stunned grin

BeyondUser24601 Sat 15-Apr-17 19:19:18

I hope one of April's giraffe mum friends shared the www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com link with her grin

NotStoppedAllDay Sat 15-Apr-17 19:30:18

The sponsorship changed to babiesrus from tosrus, in the baby's honour....cute

Is it a boy or girl do we know?

Birdsgottaf1y Sat 15-Apr-17 19:40:35

She's having a much better time than all the dairy cows, racing dogs/horses. If you want a 'cause' to get upset about, hers isn't it.

Meanwhile Orla the giraffe gave birth, in Chester Zoo, they've called her son Narus.

Chester Zoo thinks that they've got their dates badly wrong.

helpimitchy Sat 15-Apr-17 20:21:14

I think it's fine as long as she's well taken care of. At least neither of them will be eaten by a lion smile

AliceKlar Sat 15-Apr-17 23:01:08

The thing about One Born Every Minute is that the women who appear on it get a choice. They can say no they don't want to go in it. April can't really give her consent though can she. Unless they've taught her to tap her hoof once for yes and twice for no.

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