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More than 1 million viewers watched live as the baby's feet emerged from April's behind.The soon-to-be mom paced to and fro in her pen and occasionally licked the emerging calf while Oliver, the baby's father, surveyed the scene from the pen next door. April immediately bent down to tend to the little one.
This clever and inquisitive sea otter has raised her first pup as a surrogate mother.In a video posted on the zoo’s Facebook page, Patch blamed “a handful of extremists and animal rights activists” for interrupting the stream from the “giraffe cam.” The live stream resumed on You Tube later Thursday morning.April is expected to give birth to her fourth calf in the coming days.April was due in mid-February, according to her zoo.However, Animal Adventure Park officials reminded the public that a giraffe's average gestation period is around 15 months — making it difficult to get the timing exactly right.“We’re all on the same team,” the official tells activists.
“We want the best for these animals and would love to have them in their natural environment someday; but until we can protect their natural habitat and curb poaching, that is not going to happen.” He then asserts that activists should instead donate to local charities that promote conservation.
We feed ours four times a day, often putting the food in toys to stimulate the otters' natural behavior of pounding and working to get food out of shells.
Our aquarists also teach the otters behaviors, like holding a target with their paws or walking onto a scale.
"We're waiting just as patiently as you are." For spiritual types, some false hope arrived on March 5 in the form of an "omen of the impending birth," the zoo said: an imprint in her bedding shaped like "the face and neck of a young giraffe." Here's a screenshot.
Watch mom Tufani, aunt Olivia, dad Dave and little Lulu—Seattle's #tallestbaby—live from Woodland Park Zoo's giraffe barn. The barn is homebase for the giraffe when they aren't out in the outdoor corrals or on the large, grassy savanna they share with zebra, gazelle and other animals.
The zoo's live cam blinked out of service for the final time Friday, April 21, at p.m. "The future plans will be announced next week of when and how you can check on baby," zookeepers said Friday on Facebook.