April the Giraffe's Baby Not Moving to New Zoo After All - NBC New York

April the Giraffe's Baby Not Moving to New Zoo After All

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    April the giraffe's year-old calf won't be moving to a North Carolina wildlife facility as scheduled after an animal park in New York decided to call off the move.

    Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, had announced in September that Tajiri the giraffe would be moved in late October to the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park, located in Harnett County. Tajiri is the offspring of April the giraffe. April's pregnancy drew more than 232 million YouTube live views during a seven-week period.

    But in a Saturday social media post, the New York facility announced it was forced to cancel Tajiri's transfer. It said "requirements and deadlines were not satisfied" to complete the animal's move.

    Behind the Scenes With April the Giraffe as Birth LoomsBehind the Scenes With April the Giraffe as Birth Looms

    We visited April the giraffe at Animal Adventure Park to see how she and her keepers were getting on ahead of the birth of her new calf.
    (Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017)

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