Boise Gets Its Own Version of Pregnant Giraffe Cam [LIVE VIDEO]
A month and a half ago, the whole world became fixated on a webcam of "April," the pregnant giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York. Here we are weeks later...and no baby, giraffe! BUT now Boise is getting it's own version of the "giraffe cam!"
According to the Idaho Statesman, it's that time of year again where the Peregrine Fund turns on it's "Bosch KestrelCam." Located at the fund's World Center for Birds of Prey, the camera takes Idahoans inside of a box where American Kestrels lay their eggs in every spring. The birds typically lay their eggs in late March or early April. This year's first egg was laid on March 27th. According to cam viewers, the second egg made an appearance at 9:18 a.m. today!
If you log on and start watching the camera today, you may wonder why the eggs are sitting in the box all by themselves with neither parent in sight. That's because Kestrels don't start incubating their eggs until all of them have been laid. (Typically there's about five eggs a year.) After that mom and dad take turns sitting on the eggs for 28-31 days before they hatch. The camera stays live until the parents have their little ones ready to fly about 30 days after they're born.
Feel like you've already wasted too much time watching April the giraffe online, the Peregrine Fun is posting smaller videos on their website like the eggs being laid and parents fighting off invasive species on their website. You can check those out HERE.
If you want to want to watch the Live Cam, check it out below!