April the giraffe is going on birth control, won't have any more babies

April the giraffe is going on birth control, won't have any more babies

The 17-year-old giraffe and mother of five is being put on birth control Friday and will no longer be part of the breeding program at her home in Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, park officials announced on Thursday.

Pit bull rescue marks birthday with 500 tennis balls in touching tradition

Pit bull rescue marks birthday with 500 tennis balls in touching tradition

Ivy, an 8-year-old pit bull rescue, could not have been happier when owner Justin Hall gave her 500 tennis balls for her birthday this week. Ivy the pit bull rests next to owner Justin Hall.

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 to save her dog's life

(Picture: SWNS)A woman is remortgaging her home to raise £20,000 for life-saving treatment for her dog. Nicki Dyson is on a fundraising mission to pay for surgery that will cure her three-year-old Chow Chow, Narla. Nicki said: ‘Over time Narla will get worse, our only option is to operate.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

The baby is here! April the Giraffe just gave birth for the 5th time

The baby is here! April the Giraffe just gave birth for the 5th time

The 17-year-old mom delivered a healthy calf right around noon on Saturday at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Viewers tuned in to see the fifth-time mom give birth and bond with her new baby.

April the Giraffe is expected to give birth again any day now

April the Giraffe is expected to give birth again any day now

Patch believes people are still just as fascinated by April today as they were when the camera was on her before Taj's birth two years ago. April the Giraffe TODAY "When we went live in 2017, it was something new to the world!

A Great Dane delivered 19 puppies — see the pics

A Great Dane delivered 19 puppies — see the pics

A 4-year-old Great Dane named Cleo recently gave birth to 19 puppies via cesarean section at Kingman Animal Hospital (KAH) in Arizona. as well as driving from Illinois, Nevada (and) California." Cleo, a 4-year-old Great Dane, gave birth to 19 healthy puppies last Saturday in Kingman, Arizona.

Puppy party! See pics from Sunny's birthday reunion with his siblings

Puppy party! See pics from Sunny's birthday reunion with his siblings

Nathan Congleton/TODAY You can take part in the festivities — and help support the Guide Dog Foundation at the same time — by tweeting a pic of your dog using the hashtag #TODAYPuppyParty .

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

She is currently recovering on fluids and medications but is still in a serious condition.” Hangdog Florence on a drip at RSPCA hospital (Image: RSPCA) Florence’s abandonment this December comes at one of the busiest times for the RSPCA, with the charity bracing itself for a tidal wave of calls about pets, wild animals and livestock in difficulties over the festive period.

Pregnant dog abandoned in alley found carrying dead puppy

Pregnant dog abandoned in alley found carrying dead puppy

She was covered in so much of her own poo the RSPCA couldn’t tell what colour she was (Picture: My London/BPM Media)‘When she came into us we did an ultrasound that showed the presence of a dead foetus in her uterus.

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of the year, according to new research.Environment probably a factorScientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame.

Why April the Giraffe will say goodbye to one calf before another arrives

Why April the Giraffe will say goodbye to one calf before another arrives

April the Giraffe, seen here cleaning her then-new calf Tajiri after giving birth in 2017, is expecting once again. While Tajiri has stayed close to mom — and dad, Oliver the Giraffe — since birth, he won't stay by her side forever at Animal Adventure Park.

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

The owner of Ukutula Game Reserve & Conservation Centre Willi Jacobs, 60, said: “They are both absolutely perfect cubs in every way."They are happy, healthy and playful – and leading us a merry dance."We decided to honour the researcher Isabella by naming the female cub after her and the male after her fiance Victor.”

Watch Mark Zuckerberg 3-D-Print a Mini Version of His Dog

Watch Mark Zuckerberg 3-D-Print a Mini Version of His Dog

For the sixth birthday of his Hungarian Sheepdog Beast, Zuckerberg -- with the help of some crafty Oculus staff members -- created a 3-D-printed mini replica of his furry friend.

April the Giraffe is pregnant again!

April the Giraffe is pregnant again!

April the Giraffe is pregnant again! April the Giraffe became an internet sensation last year when millions of viewers tuned in to live-stream the birth of her son, Tajiri.

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease

Meet the vets using cutting-edge technology to save dogs with heart disease copied! A shocking 8 million dogs are diagnosed with heart disease every year, either from birth or developed later in life. But now, a group of veterinarians are using cutting-edge technology to save our four-legged companions.

Ellen DeGeneres hand-feeds giraffes in Africa at Giraffe Manor

Ellen DeGeneres hand-feeds giraffes in Africa at Giraffe Manor

De Rossi gave DeGeneres a wonderful 60th birthday present in February: the pair will be building the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda as a center for education, tourism and scientific research.

April the Giraffe is pregnant — again!

April the Giraffe is pregnant — again!

That's right, the same giraffe who gained fame last year for a live-streamed pregnancy that seemed like it would never end — until it finally did with the birth of her boy Tajiri in April — is now expecting baby No. 5.

This adorable Chihuahua didn't just have a birthday party — she had a quinceañera!

This adorable Chihuahua didn't just have a birthday party — she had a quinceañera!

Lupita Conchita, a 2-year-old Chihuahua from Texas, recently celebrated her birthday with an unforgettable quinceañera bash. According to owner Miranda Sanchez, planning the celebration typically reserved for 15-year-old girls makes perfect sense.

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

A weakness for microwave jam | Brief letters

Mike Pender (Letters, 20 August) may well be right about the microwave oven’s contribution to the UK’s excessive consumption of sugar. • The reviewer might have crucified The Cafe (G2, 20 August), but I am a Guardian reader and I adored it. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com