Denver Zoo welcomes adorable baby giraffe

The zoo welcomed the birth of Dobby, the name given to the male calf, on Tuesday.

Kipele was born at Denver Zoo in August 1993, and is the oldest of the zoo's giraffes.

During the first two years of a giraffe's life, it doubles its height to be nearly 12-feet tall.

Staff at the Denver Zoo had no idea their 23-year-old giraffe named Kipele was pregnant until very recently - in addition to being zoo's oldest giraffe, she was also on birth control at the time of her impregnation.

Meanwhile, in Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., April is going about her business watched by hundreds of thousands of people on the zoo's live video stream. The feed has totaled more than 15 million views on YouTube as people around the world check on April's condition.

April changed some of her behaviors overnight; she's choosing new spots to stand and sleep and going off her usual naptime routine, the Animal Adventure Park said in a Facebook post Friday.

More than 100,000 people are now watching a livestream of a giraffe giving birth.

The privately owned zoo's giraffe cam began live-streaming video from April's enclosure last week.

Oil in Global Economy Series: Is Saudi Arabia bypassing OPEC deal?
Similar trends are likely to get seen in other countries within the OPEC cartel. "Each country is responsible for its production". At 520.2 million barrels, USA crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year.

Baby giraffe Dobby is being monitored closely by both Denver and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo officials after tests showed a lack of infection-fighting proteins in the calf.

Apparently giraffe births are all the rage.

Veterinarians confirmed Kipele was pregnant and her due date was close.

Baby giraffe receives plasma.

Even Animal Adventure Park have joined in with the fun, sharing a picture of April's swollen belly with the caption: "Move over Beyonce - there is a new bump in town!" "The fact that you're gonna get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth - that's neat".

April's gestation period will have taken 15 months.

One viewer commented on the zoo's Facebook page that she had been watching the giraffe for a whole week.

Related Articles

  • Merkel offers Egypt help in stemming migration to Europe

    Merkel offers Egypt help in stemming migration to Europe

    Merkel, who left for home later Friday, had also planned a trip to Algeria last week but it was called off after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika fell ill.
    Georges St-Pierre Vs. Michael Bisping Scheduled For This Summer

    Georges St-Pierre Vs. Michael Bisping Scheduled For This Summer

    But those contractual issues were eventually resolved, leading to St-Pierre officially re-signing with the UFC last month. If "GSP" wins as many are expecting him to, then he probably won't face Romero or Souza in his first title defense.
    Stock to avoid today: Palo Alto Networks Inc(NYSE: PANW)

    Stock to avoid today: Palo Alto Networks Inc(NYSE: PANW)

    The stock's market cap is $14.24 billion. 12/20/2016 - Palo Alto Networks, Inc . had its " rating reiterated by analysts at D.A. While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Palo Alto Networks , Inc.'s (PANW ) .
  • Prosecutors seek to stop release of Pulse gunman's wife

    In contrast, investigators say Salman acted of her own free will and knowingly took steps to obstruct the probe into the massacre. Prosecutor Sara Sweeney divulged some details of the allegations while arguing against the release of Salman on February 1.

    Pepsi, Coke boycott call evokes partial response from traders in TN

    According to Raja, a meeting of domestic cold drink makers has been called to increase their supplies. The association said it is open to engage with any organisation that has a different point of view.
    Case Shiller: Chicago Area Home Prices Show Strongest Gains In 30 Months

    Case Shiller: Chicago Area Home Prices Show Strongest Gains In 30 Months

    The 20-City Composite and the 10-City Composite both increased 0.9% after seasonal adjustment, up from 0.3% before the adjustment. Steady job gains and growing consumer confidence have encouraged more people to take the plunge and look for a home.
  • RSS bounty on Kerala CM's head draws flak

    National media reported that Dr Chandrawath issued the statement at a function held in Ujjain, in which MP Chintamani Malviya and MLA Mohan Yadav were present.

    Dave Chappelle teases two new Netflix specials

    We see Dave outside smoking a cigarette, lost in thought, while audio from the upcoming specials plays in the background. Now, he's announced the release date for two Netflix stand-up specials, his first since 2004's What It's Worth .
    USA  launches multiple strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen

    USA launches multiple strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen

    The father of Owens told the Miami Herald he spurned Trump when the coffin arrived at Dover Air Force base, and that he demanded "an investigation" into his son's death.
  • Banksy hotel looks out on West Bank

    Banksy hotel looks out on West Bank

    The hotel looks directly out at the West Bank separation barrier erected by Israel to ward off potential Palestinian attackers. The elusive British artist has just unveiled his latest ambitious project: the Walled Off Hotel .
    Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have looked a lot different

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have looked a lot different

    He explains that there are now two teams developing "The Legend of Zelda" games according to an interview on Game Informer . It seems that this is a new case " Twilight Princess ", a game developed for two platforms with identical graphic quality.
    United Nations  says Syrian rebel shelling of Kurds 'a war crime'

    United Nations says Syrian rebel shelling of Kurds 'a war crime'

    The findings are based on 291 interviews with victims and witnesses, as well as forensic evidence and satellite imagery.