Published: Mon, April 24, 2017
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

Today is the last day of April the Giraffe's live camera

Today is the last day of April the Giraffe's live camera

Animal Adventure Park announced Thursday morning that its camera feed of April and her baby will go dark Friday at 4:30 p.m.

For those watching the live cam, it went out with a whimper. Even almost a week after April gave birth, the stream continues to have more than 30,000 viewers at any one time.

"We're going to see that baby and mom really develop a attractive bond", Patch said. April, her calf, and Oliver are stars, and their popularity will endure.

April's pregnancy was originally catapulted into global headlines in late February after YouTube briefly yanked the zoo's live stream following complaints by animal activists that it violated the site's policies concerning "nudity and sexual content". "Eastern", keepers wrote in a Facebook post. As dad Oliver paced in his nearby stall, millions of people joined him via the webcam and watched as the baby - a boy, it turned out - arrived.

According to the Animal Adventure Park's Facebook page, the baby alligator has gained weight and recovered from an infection and will be joining the park's educational program.

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A contest is underway to name the calf, with votes costing $1 each. Animal Adventure Park has turned off the live streaming 'giraffe-cam, ' ending a 70-day run as a top internet sensation. "We are eternally grateful for every person that tuned in and shared a part of their lives with all of us at Animal Adventure Park".

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

You can also keep connected to the calf by voting for his name.

"This isn't the end", said Alyssa. "The fact that you'll get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth - that's neat".

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