It’s the circle of life…
April the (*20*), whose being pregnant was documented on a reside digicam inside her habitat and went viral on YouTube in 2017, has sadly died at 20. On Friday, the Animal Journey Park introduced the animal needed to be euthanized on account of her worsening arthritis, per ABC Information. The zoo launched an announcement on Fb, writing:
“We credit score and thank the excellent collective care offered by the park’s veterinarians and animal care group with maintaining April joyful and wholesome throughout her greater than 5 12 months keep at Animal Journey.”
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“Each groups have made each doable effort to maintain her snug and lengthen her life whereas managing her situation. Over the previous 12 months, lodging had been made and coverings carried out, together with yard substrate modifications, set up of a state-of-the-artwork padded barn flooring system, coupled with farrier work, dietary and medical modifications. April’s most up-to-date veterinary examination recognized the acceleration of April’s situation, prompting the willpower that euthanasia was the humane and acceptable plan of action.”
April’s physique will reportedly be cremated after her necropsy, and her ashes will then be returned to the park.
As we talked about earlier than, a then-pregnant April racked up thousands and thousands of views when the zoo determined to reside stream the journey from her residence. When she gave start to a male calf named Tajiri, the video garnered greater than 1.2 million views! This made Animal Journey Park the second most reside-seen channel in YouTube’s historical past on the time, with over 232 million reside views from February to Might. Wow!
Sadly, the momma’s youngest calf, Azizi, additionally unexpectedly died at a Texas zoo final 12 months.
You’ll be missed, April!
[Image via Good Morning America/YouTube]