Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down

Ellen Mills
April 24, 2017

At 4:30 p.m. eastern time, Animal Adventure Park will be taking down it's live camera of April the giraffe and her new calf.

But with April finally giving birth last Saturday, we knew it would end soon.

"We will all be there to say goodbye", the zoo said. Entire virtual communities formed, regularly sharing observations on everything from April's apparent mood to the size and status of her nether regions. "The 5'9", 129-pound baby will be named via vote.

April's pregnancy was originally catapulted into global headlines in late February after YouTube briefly yanked the zoo's live stream following complaints by animal activists that it violated the site's policies concerning "nudity and sexual content".

Fans felt like they were on a first-name basis with Jordan Patch, keeper Alyssa, and veterinarian Dr. Tim.

"This decision was made to allow us to focus on the park and our opening", Animal Adventure Park posted Monday on Facebook.

In all, Animal Adventure Park scored when it came to YouTube views. Only League of Legends eSports channel has more, and you don't get the miracle of life watching that!

So while we may not be able to devote every waking moment to April and friends, we can still rest assured that we'll see plenty more of the young family.

On Thursday, Animal Adventure Park confirmed on Facebook that the YouTube live feed would be turned off with a small gathering.

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the baby was healthy and April was recovering "perfectly".

The park is now holding a fundraiser to determine the calf's name.

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