Giraffe cam to capture calf's birth

Pleasant Matt

Pleasant Matt

The NY zoo is currently live streaming a laboring giraffe, April, who is due to give birth any time now.

Millions had been watching the stream for hours until it was removed from YouTube early Thursday morning.

The Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, aired two giraffe cam videos on YouTube overnight into Thursday. YouTube pulled the video for, get this, "nudity & sexual content".

The zoo boss went on to appeal to the activists to step away from their keyboards and help the conservationists save giraffes for posterity.

He then asserts that activists should instead donate to local charities that promote conservation. "We are all on the same team".

The NY zoo has gotten a lot of attention this week for live-streaming one of its giraffes in labor.

April is described as doing "very well" while the labor process is "just fine".

Fun fact: Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months. Usually, there is only one offspring each pregnancy with twins delivered rarely. Something else that might make you feel better about childbirth: A newborn calf weighs roughly 150 pounds and will be 6 feet tall.

"April the giraffe is expecting a calf".

This will be the 15-year-old giraffe's fourth calf and her partner, Oliver's, first.

It said: "The funds generated will be used to offset their annual care at our facility".

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