April, the giraffe who became an online star, dies

April, the giraffe who became an online star, dies

April, the giraffe who became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery , was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said.“She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said in a statement.

Truffles the Kitty wears glasses to help kids feel confident in them, too

Truffles the Kitty wears glasses to help kids feel confident in them, too

Courtesy of A Child’s EyesSome clients need to wear an eye patch for amblyopia, a fairly common childhood eye condition — which can make children feel self-conscious.

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

Mum's horror as daughter accidentally shaves head with dog clippers

Mum's horror as daughter accidentally shaves head with dog clippers

Sariah’s hair before and after the incident (Picture: Sian Coombs/Tiffany Wallis)A mum was horrified when her toddler daughter managed to wander off with her dog clippers and shave a patch down the middle of her head.

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

One of the submissions they were given… (Picture: Wisconsin Humane Society)Bake sales and fetes are great ways for charities to earn money, but they don’t have a patch on these silly pet portraits.

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

Brittany Peet, director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), says there are a “patchwork of laws” regulating the possession of big cats.

Vietnam veteran in hospice care sees beloved dog ‘one last time’

Vietnam veteran in hospice care sees beloved dog ‘one last time’

When the story of their heartwarming reunion made the local newspaper, Nevarez said one of their longtime volunteers, Robert Candelaria, immediately reached out about adopting Patch.“There wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” Danny Nevarez said.

Dog falls through the Ice and is saved by Firefighters

Dog falls through the Ice and is saved by Firefighters

CBS News reports that a golden retriever named Crosby was rescued from the Charles River off of Winding River Road.According to a report from Firefighters in Wellesley, Massachusetts were dispatched to save Crosby after a panicked 911 call was placed by Crosby’s guardian.

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!

Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

Dog has 3D-printed titanium skull fitted to treat unusually large brain tumour

The titanium skull that was fitted into Patches (Picture: Dr. Michelle Oblak)After looking at CT scans of Patches’ head, Dr. Michelle Oblak, the surgical oncologist, used technology to simulate the surgery and cut out the tumour virtually.

April the Giraffe has a due date!

April the Giraffe has a due date!

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.