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.
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.