April the giraffe's unborn baby is a cash giraffe

Tech 18-3-2017 Mashable 197

April the giraffe's overdue baby bump is turning into the Super Bowl of giraffe pregnancies.

For the past five weeks, more than 80 million people have watched a YouTube livestream as April's unborn calf takes its sweet time in her womb.

SEE ALSO: You guys, giraffe births are horrifying. Look away.

Now, Animal Adventure Park, the upstate New York where the animal lives, is in the market for an advertiser, TMZ reports.

And with April's newfound celebrity status, that spot is worth big money.

The stream's original sponsor, Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, locked down the rights for peanuts—or you know, whatever giraffes eat—back when everyone thought the baby would just be a one-and-done deal. The zoo asked only that the company keep the animal fed in return for the advertising space in the livestream description. Read more...

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