Watch LIVE: Giraffe giving birth to calf in Animal Adventure Park, New York
The Animal Adventure Park on last Thursday aired two giraffe cam videos on YoutTube overnight
The Animal Adventure Park in New York is planning to live stream a giraffe giving birth despite the removal of an earlier video because of "animal rights extremists."
The Animal Adventure Park on last Thursday aired two giraffe cam videos on YoutTube overnight. The first clip lasting 10-hours has been removed and the second two-hour video has been stopped, but still in a viewable condition.
“April the giraffe is expecting a calf. … Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome a new baby,” the park had posted on Social media.
According to park officials, "animal rights extremists" held up the video as "sexually explicit" leading to the removal of both videos.
“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,” Fox 2 Now quoted a zoo official as saying after airing a Facebook live of the event.
The officials believe that these "extremists" are against giraffes being held in captivity.
“We’re all on the same team,” the official addressed the activists on the video. “We want the best for these animals and would love to have them in their natural environment someday; but until we can protect their natural habitat and curb poaching, that is not going to happen.”
The Animal Adventure Park says that despite that once birth is “imminent, when hooves are visible,” it will put up a live stream- whether on Facebook or YouTube is not clear.
They have clarified that the earlier video was meant for “educational purposes,” and the video had 20 to 30 million viewers on YouTube in about 12 hours.
Giraffes go through labour room from two to six hours and up to a full day; but when the calf begins to show, it should be taken out in an hour.