Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

After going viral and garnering hundreds of thousands of views, the Animal Adventure live webcam stream of expecting giraffe April has been taken off of YouTube.

This New York zoo chose to live stream April giving birth while daddy giraffe, Oliver stood in the background supporting his partner through the birth.

Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be about 6' tall at birth.

HollywoodLifers, were you excited to see the baby giraffe be born? When birth is imminent, when hooves are visible, we will have a calf on the ground within sixty minutes. The park said stream is educational and taking it down is harming to the species' survival. Recently, giraffes have been removed from the vulnerable to threatened level in their conservation status.

The park plans to hold a contest to name the calf sometime after its birth.

Park officials say YouTube has pulled their live stream due to "pornographic content".

YouTube has has community guidelines that encourage posters to use "common-sense rules" that include steering clear of "nudity or sexual content".

Those to blame for the interuption, according to the park, are "animal rights extremists".

  • Carolyn Briggs