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Top 5 things I’ve learned while April was pregnant

Top 5 things I’ve learned while April was pregnant

#5: Giraffes are pregnant FOREVER!

Okay so not really forever but 13-15 months is insane! We’ve all learned this isn’t a completely accurate science and there’s lots of factors that go into it like conception date, size, etc but DAMN it makes my 2 weeks overdue seem like a walk in the park

#4 Male giraffes test the female’s fertility before mating!

Male giraffes will test a female’s fertility by tasting her urine. Yup, he drinks it. Ughhhhhh. 

#3 Giraffes only sleep 20-30 minutes a day!

20 Minutes? That’s crazy! And its typically the only time they lay down all day. How do those long long legs hold up that big body for 23.5 hours? 

#2 Giraffe babies are born 6 feet tall!

Ill never be 6 feet tall, but that giraffe will be at birth. Male giraffes can grow up to 20ft tall and females to 15ft. 

#1 Male Giraffes are players!

They “hit it and quit it” They want nothing to do with being a baby-daddy. They don’t bond with their young & in the wild they are usually long gone before the baby arrives, and after sometimes impregnating a large portion of the herd of females. 

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