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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 27, 2017 7:05 PM CST
She's about to give birth in the pen at the Brooklyn NY, Animal Adventure Park. I have been watching on and off for 5.long.days. April is 15. This is her 4th baby that will weight about 150lbs. and 6 feet tall at birth. Oliver is the father. It is his first. Experts thought the baby would be born last weekend. But April keeps us in suspense. It could happen fast. Labor is not obvious for her safety in the wild. Once the hooves show the birthing process takes a quick 30 mins! Maybe tonight??? Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 27, 2017 8:11 PM CST
The caregiver is in the pen with April!! April is huuuuuge!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 27, 2017 9:29 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 27, 2017 11:00 PM CST

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Love live cams! Bet she will feel so much better when she's 150 lbs lighter.
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Feb 27, 2017 11:01 PM CST
I do too. I'm still watching the eagle cam too.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 15, 2017 7:37 AM CST

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FINALLY!!! Happening live right now!
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 15, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Who..I checked in at 2:30 this morning..nothing!
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 15, 2017 8:41 AM CST
Who..I checked in at 2:30 this morning..nothing!

If you look now you can scroll back to the moment!!
Don't know if male or female
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Garden Art Region: North Carolina Bookworm Plays in the sandbox Deer Dragonflies
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MISSINGROSIE
Apr 15, 2017 8:54 AM CST
sue..I have been watching April since February...all hours...middle of the night.....

If you had not posted...I would have missed it!

Thanks!!
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Houseplants
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Calif_Sue
Apr 15, 2017 8:56 AM CST

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I just happened to catch a post on Instagram that she was in active labor, watched for about 15 minutes and caught the birth. But it's posted everywhere for those who missed it of course!
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 15, 2017 1:57 PM CST
I had been watching since February and I MISSED the birth live! D'Oh! I watched her on an off for most of the day yesterday, her pacing and odd movements. I was sure it would happen yesterday. But no. She had to have it when I was busy! He sure is a cute little thing!!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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