Zoo: YouTube Removed Live Video Of Giraffe Giving Birth For Being Sexually Explicit

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.

Animal Adventure Park started streaming video Wednesday of 15-year-old April in her enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, 130 miles northwest of New York City. But owner Jordan Patch says YouTube 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 YouTube later Thursday morning.

April is expected to give birth to her fourth calf in the coming days.

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  1. Shame on YouTube. The animal right activists don’t have to watch. We are not watching a human birth, which I think is a beautiful event from conception to birth.
    Seems the majority want to see this birth. Evidently these activist have never been on a farm where sometimes you have to get up close and personal with the animals. This is not the case here.

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