The Animal Adventure Park in NY has been live streaming the pregnant giraffe since February 10. However, that will soon change.
Animal Adventure Park in rural upstate NY says the giraffe cam showing April the giraffe and her new baby will go dark by the end of the week.
In a Facebook message, Mr Patch told the park's followers: "What I found astonishing was the meaning and objective behind every move April made during delivery".
The park added that they've been bogged down with messages about April, which have been affecting their email servers and say it's the reason why they're taking down the "Giraffe Cam". Zoo owner Jordan Patch says both mom and calf are doing fine. April's almost 16-month pregnancy culminated this Saturday, when she gave birth to her calf after being in labor for two hours. Afterwards, the spindly 6-foot-tall calf, estimated to weigh as much as 150 pounds, was seen standing at its mother's side. "April and calf look great from early morning observations!" But shortly before noon, the zoo shared an adorable photo of April nuzzling him while he stood beneath her trying to nurse.
The male calf born to April the giraffe is nursing well and has had his first vet checkup.
April's been expecting to give birth since February, and the world was finally notified with the click of a button. People around the world have been tuning in daily. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers.
April the giraffe is probably the most talked about animal after having a live stream that lasted over two months. A look at April's calf standing for the first time: April has her own website and even an apparel line. The money will be used for the care of the animals.
Patch announced a 10-day campaign in which fans can vote on a name for April's calf for a fee of $1 per vote with a minimum purchase of five votes.