Saturday, 27 May, 2017

April the giraffe cam shuts down Friday afternoon

April the Giraffe's baby is taking his first steps Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down
Tracy Craig | 24 April, 2017, 05:32

Approximately 146,000 viewers watched the live cam as the team thanked everyone for their support and reassured them that this whole adventure with April and her calf is "to be continued".

April gave birth last Saturday.

Now it is time to say goodbye, at least online. Entire virtual communities formed, regularly sharing observations on everything from April's apparent mood to the size and status of her nether regions.

In the meantime, the park is hosting a contest to name April's baby.

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The stream has been live since the beginning of February when the zoo gave a peak into April's stall as she moved toward labor. Alyssa and Corey never imagined they'd experience fame as animal keepers in a small NY town. More than 1.2 million people watched as it happened Saturday. You can continue to follow April at the zoo's website. The money raised will be split among the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Ava's Little Heroes, and Animal Adventure Park.

"His entrance into the world was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously", Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch told NBC News. Only League of Legends eSports channel has more, and you don't get the miracle of life watching that!

Votes cost $1, but those interested in voting have to vote a minimum of five times.

On Monday, April injured her leg, which caused the Animal Adventure Park to be flooded with emails.

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