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Upstate NY animal park's giraffe cam shut down for being 'sexually explicit'

Animal Adventure Park Giraffe cam

'Now what that has done is pull an educational tool away from tens and millions of individuals, ' Patch said.

The park will hold a contest to name the giraffe.

Millions had been watching the stream for hours until it was removed from YouTube early Thursday morning.

The Animal Adventure Park posted on Facebook that YouTube yanked the stream for "nudity & sexual content" and said "Animal Rights Extremists" were responsible.

A NY zookeeper scolded animal rights "extremists" on Thursday after live video of a giraffe birth was temporarily removed from YouTube over complaints of nudity and sexually explicit content. Users can flag a video if they think it's inappropriate.

April, a 15-year-old giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York is expecting her fourth calf - and the world is along for the ride. "We're all on the same team".

But the live stream was restored at 7 a.m. and April the giraffe was seen walking in her pen. "But until we can control the destruction of natural habitat and curb poaching, that is not going to happen", he continued.

"Instead of sitting behind a keyboard or holding a protest sign, I encourage the animal rights activists, get behind conservation", he said.

The park was displeased with this decision, and took to Facebook Live to defend the educational goal of the stream.

She is now 15 years old.

"Everything that matters and is important to that giraffe is provided to them in a stress-free manner", he said.