Could internet star April the giraffe be pregnant again?

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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April stands with her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience of more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)

HARPURSVILLE, New York (WFLA/CNN) – She became a worldwide internet sensation when she was pregnant and gave birth last year. Now April the giraffe could be pregnant again. 

Tajiri, who is now one year-old, was born in front of a worldwide internet audience.  The news of a possible new pregnancy has people like Peggy Wright flocking to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York with high hopes.

“I hope it’s a girl,” said Wright, who is an April super fan that drove 18 hours from Wisconsin.

Wright and the staff at Animal Adventure are hoping for another pregnancy between her and male giraffe Oliver — whose romance has been different lately.

“So the keepers here at the park have really been observing Oliver and both April’s behavior for quite some time now and Oliver’s advancements have been ignored for a number of months now, which leads us to believe we have a pregnancy onhand…We’ve been collecting stool samples for the past month and they’ve been shipped off to another zoo’s laboratory to confirm whether or not we have a calf,” said Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch.

Peggy Wright thinks April might be pregnant.

“Just the way she acts, I’ve been watching her for over a year and she sleeps a lot more now than she did before, so that’s just my impression of it,” she said.

Patch says if April is pregnant, the baby would be born in the beginning of next year and would be April’s fifth offspring.

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