Monday, April 17, 2017

Back to Normal?

Naturally, with my net slowed, April the Giraffe decided to have her baby. I had been trying to catch the birth. Ever since my goat Becky had given birth, I have been fascinated with how quickly those wonderful babies can walk around. I was curious about a giraffe. I read somewhere that they could be 150# at birth, that fact stunned me too. Anyway, I kept checking and taking screen shots as long as it came in at all. My results:








I missed the 'little' guys first steps. He did quite a few face plants as he tried getting up. He weighed 127#, when they weighed him and he was as tall as one of the keepers! April appears to be a very good mother.
I remember years ago when I had my goats, Billy and Becky. Becky seemed to be in labor a couple of hours before Billy the Kid popped out. He was up and in trouble before we could name him. Fond memories!
My internet seems to be back in business. Today, my clock starts running again. Yippee!
 Have a great new week!

20 comments:

  1. Apparently the survival of a new born in the wild depends on his ability to stand and move very quickly, those four legged moms can not carry the baby to safety. Nature is amazing!

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  2. Welcome back! Thanks to the weeks of waiting, I personally am glad that April finally had her baby. It is a wonder of nature for sure. Cute as a button.

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    1. I saw somewhere that a million people were watching, awesome wasn't it?

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  3. Exciting!!!!

    Glad you are "back in business'!!!!

    "Today, my clock starts running again. Yippee!"

    This is probably obvious, but I am dense, and don't know to what you are referring. :-)

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    1. It's the date where my GB usage starts at square one again and I can look at what I want to on the internet. :-)

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  4. I just happened to wake up just in time to see the final hour of her birth and then I got to see the baby walk too. I've been checking in every night on my ipad before I go to bed. I don't know why I was so fascinated..just have always loved giraffs. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

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    1. How lucky for you. It really was something to watch, wasn't it? Amazingly beautiful.

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  5. The whole world was waiting to that little guy to show up. Glad you got some good shots. Amazing.

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  6. We saw him up and running around this morning, a big change from yesterday, impressive how quick they get up and going.

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  7. Animal babies do seem to start moving faster than human babies and nice that you could see it all happening.

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    1. I was stoked with what I caught. Can you just imagine our human babies getting up and running around right away? We'd all go nuts! Ha Ha!

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  8. How marvellous. When my daughter-in-law worked at a zoo we went and saw a very young giraffe - which was still very tall!

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    1. Lucky you! I've only seen the adults at the zoo. :-)

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