But owner Jordan Patch says You Tube removed the feed early Thursday after someone reported it was explicit and contained nudity.
In a video posted on the zoo’s Facebook page, Patch blamed “a handful of extremists and animal rights activists” for interrupting the stream from the “giraffe cam.” The live stream resumed on You Tube later Thursday morning.
a.m.: Jordan Patch, Animal Adventure Park (AAP) owner, ended the AAP Facebook Live transmission, saying: "We're gonna let mom and baby do their thing for a little bit." He said that the birth went perfectly, and that the baby was already nibbling at April, looking to nurse.
"As soon as we know the gender, we'll let everybody know," Patch added. 11, a 15-year-old expectant mother began sharing the final stage of her pregnancy with the internet, via a live video feed streaming from her pen at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.
The 15-year-old mom giraffe is located at the Animal Adventure Park outside of Binghamton, N.
April had the baby with Oliver, a 5-year-old giraffe, according to Animal Adventure.
Whalen said the park also has received separate donations, but she said she didn’t know how much.
“Instead of local or regional we’re global,” said Cortney Whalen, a spokeswoman for zoo owner Jordan Patch.“It has definitely broadened the general awareness of the park.” In videos posted on the park’s Facebook page this week, Patch has said that he’s been busy tending to his 200-plus other animals and that the flood of emails has become “so overbearing” that he’s asking people to stop sending them.A Go Fund Me page set up for April, giraffe father Oliver and their calf has raised more than ,000 out of a goal of ,000.April will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer.Oliver, however, will not assist in raising the calf.