HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP/CNN) — There will be no more babies for April, the giraffe that enthralled viewers worldwide with two live-streamed pregnancies and births.
Jordan Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says Thursday that 17-year-old April will start contraceptives on Friday and retire from the park’s breeding program.
April drew more than 232 million views on the site during a seven-week period in 2017 before she gave birth to another calf, Tajiri (tah-JEER’-ee).
Patch says the zoo’s breeding program will continue with a new female, Johari, and April’s former mate, Oliver. April will be housed with Tajiri and Azizi.