Park: Giraffe stream taken off Youtube for 'nudity & sexual content'

Thousands are watching and waiting to see the live birth of a Giraffe calf at the Animal Adventure Park.

Millions of people from around the world were watching a live feed of a giraffe preparing the give birth at the Animal Adventure Park in New York but Thursday morning, the YouTube stream abruptly stopped.

The Animal Adventure Park posted to their Facebook page that the stream was suspended for "nudity & sexual content. They said "Animal Rights Extremists" were responsible.

That was shared more than 1,000 times in 10 minutes and the response in the comments was mixed. Some asked if they need to clothe the giraffe, named April.

Others are confused about how the giraffe could be flagged for nudity.

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

YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on YouTube. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. Learn more.

At 8AM, the park took to Facebook Live to discuss their displeasure about the Giraffe stream's removal. The park said stream is educational and taking it down is harming to the species' survival.

 

 

As for April, she's reportedly "fine" and without pain.

The YouTube stream returned later in the morning, you can watch live on 11Alive.com, here.

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