HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — A New York zoo entered the third day of live streaming a giraffe giving birth Saturday, according to PIX11.
Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville began streaming Thursday night on YouTube showing April the giraffe preparing to give birth.
The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit.”
“What this has done is pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of individuals. … You have harmed the species’ survival more than you could ever recognize,” a zoo official said on a Facebook live video Thursday after the takedown.
April’s fans have stayed loyal to the live stream, waiting for the big moment. As of 8:30 a.m., there were over 36,000 people watching the Giraffe Cam.
The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6-feet-tall at birth.