Friday, March 3, 2017


Herself speaks.

April the Giraffe ( is hugely pregnant, and, thanks to a strategically placed webcam, thousands and thousands of people have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of her calf. We all hope it is soon -- including, no doubt, April. She waddles around, looking vaguely uncomfortable. (I am reminded of the last days before Offspring the First was born -- lots of waddling around, being vaguely uncomfortable.) Her keepers ensure that she is receiving lots of attention, plus extra carrots -- she reaches for them with her tongue, taking them from a human hand that stretches out to her from just behind the camera. It is amusing.

I hope she delivers soon. My empathy for her heavily pregnant state is tremendous.

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