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.
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!
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.
Jordan Patch, Animal Adventure Park owner, joins TODAY to give an update on April the Giraffe, who is currently expecting another calf. Patch says that April is due in March, and also shares that her young one, Tajiri, who she welcomed in 2017, will go off on his own soon.
Will and Grace star Debra Messing described Talley on Instagram as a “disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer” and told followers: “With joy in her black heart and a beaming smile she lies next to the dead carcass of a rare black giraffe in South Africa.
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.
Kentucky woman Tessa Thompson Talley killed a rare black giraffe on a legal hunt in June 2017 and posted celebratory photos on Facebook, which were tweeted on June 16 with an angry message by the South Africa-based Africland website.