Livestream of giraffe in labor blocked after 'extremists' go nuts

LIVE: Giraffe birth at New York zoo

April, a 15-year-old giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursvile, New York, is expected to give birth to her little one any time soon, and people can't wait to watch the precious moment.

Since its off-season, visitors cannot come to the park to witness the birth in person, but they can watch it live online.

Animal Adventure Park went live on Facebook to urge the public to allow its live stream to continue and it worked.

UPDATE 7:37 a.m. EST: The live stream of April the giraffe was removed from YouTube early Thursday.

The live feed of April's birthing was live once again Thursday morning.

OMG! Are you ready for the cutest thing you have ever seen in your entire life? With 400 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, it's bound to make some mistakes.

It's unclear why the park thinks activists in particular were responsible since, according to Google, "Flagging videos is anonymous, so other users can't tell who flagged a video".

'Now what that has done is pull an educational tool away from tens and millions of individuals, ' Patch said. If YouTube staff agree, the video is shut down. "When it's brought to our attention that content has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it".

Thursday morning at around 7:30 a.m., with almost 20,000 people watching, YouTube suddenly shut down the live feed, stating the video violated its policy on nudity or sexual content.

"The proof is in the pudding", Patch said. Nonetheless, the group released a statement bemoaning the fact that "another giraffe will be born into captivity".

Animal Adventure says the baby giraffe will stay with April for six to 10 months before it is re-homed.

A NY petting zoo is sharing the joy as they are expecting a baby giraffe to be born. "We can't debate with (PETA), because we're not going to change their minds".