It just can't be a coincidence that April the Giraffe, the perpetually pregnant and viral video star, is named April and that April Fools' Day is coming up.
The internet's latest conspiracy theory involving the upstate New York zoo's giraffe and its much-watched livestream of her very, very long pregnancy (she was due in mid-February and giraffes gestate for about 15 months) is that it's all an elaborate April Fools' joke.
With the pranksters' holiday of April Fools fast approaching, April the Giraffe could be a really long joke that duped everyone. Come on, look at her; she seems to just be chilling — so don't discount this as an epic prank yet.
Hundreds of thousands of viewers have been watching the zoo's livefeed daily for weeks, so this would be a massive prank if so. This can't just be an innocent #GiraffeWatch phenomenon.
Not to mention the Harpursville, New York-based Animal Adventure Park, which is closed for its off-season, has been raking it in. They now have sponsors — notice the Toys R Us logo on the bottom of the stream. And the "learn how to sponsor" button on their dedicated April the Giraffe website. Different companies are vying for a spot on the
boring as hell spellbinding video that everyone is glued to.
The April Fools theory's premise is simple: April isn't pregnant. We've been watching this feed for nothing. April Fools! April totally got you!
Throwing it out there...Ive been waiting for #AprilTheGiraffe to have this baby for months. Just clicked.
IT'S PROBABLY AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE
— Rob Banks || WYRK (@RobBanks_WYRK) March 13, 2017
What if that giraffe is pulling off the greatest April Fools prank of all time?
— Andre (@CajunDre) March 29, 2017
Just watch, April the giraffe got y'all all hooked still and come April first she gonna be like April fools bitches
— Mary (@Mary_Crisler) March 29, 2017
#April 1st, aka April Fools Day, "April" the giraffe will drop a bombshell, she's not pregnant & this was the best marketing scheme ever!
— Scott King (@swk) March 25, 2017
Conspiracy theory: WHAT IF the giraffe isn't really pregnant. And it's an April Fools joke. her name is April after all..
— Abigail Hood (@abbuhhgayul) March 12, 2017
So there's that. Except Wednesday the zoo gave an update that made it sounds like April's delivery day could soon be upon us. Maybe. The team posted on Facebook that they couldn't confirm active labor, but "we do have discharge that would suggest the count down to calf has begun! Mammary development is on point."
It's all about that mammary development, which the park graphically photographed for everyone. You're welcome.
The vet and her caretakers are on standby (duh), but they said it could still be a matter of hours or days.
This isn't the first conspiracy theory April has sparked. With so many viewers' eyes glued on a small zoo's giraffe pen since February many have suggested this is all just a social experiment, a fake video on loop, or the now-famous trolling incident about whether April would give birth to an egg or a calf.
April the Giraffe - half convinced that the live video is just a loop & the park owners are doing a social experiment
— Maggie MacIntyre (@maggiemacintyre) March 27, 2017
The best outcome would be if she gave birth to a calf on April Fools' Day. Please let that happen.