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Animal park awaits birth of baby giraffe

Animal park awaits birth of baby giraffe

Giraffes give birth standing up, and the calf falls about 5 feet to the ground.

The world's giraffe birth-watching community had a brief scare on Thursday morning when YouTube removed the stream because it was flagged for nudity and sexual content by animal rights groups. So OF COURSE a live stream was set up.

The Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, N.Y., started running a live broadcast earlier this month from its giraffe pen, where 15-year-old April was expected to go into labour.

Someone, Patch said, reported the video to YouTube as having sexually explicit content or nudity. Some are asking if they need to clothe the giraffe, named April.

Last night, two of the videos on YouTube were flagged for being "sexually explicit", according to the zoo, but it appears to be up and running now, with almost 50,000 viewers. He is the only other giraffe at the park.

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OMG! Are you ready for the cutest thing you have ever seen in your entire life?

A NY petting zoo is sharing the joy as they are expecting a baby giraffe to be born.

"Everything that matters and is important to that giraffe is provided to them in a stress-free manner", he said.

Jordan Patch with the Animal Adventure Park took to Facebook at 8 a.m. and criticized the removal, arguing that the stream is an educational tool that helps conservation and awareness efforts.


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