Harpursville, NY — An internet outage at Animal Adventure Park had many on edge Saturday Morning.
In a Facebook update, officials assured viewers, “this is not the hoax many anticipated” and that they are working to restore the feed.
UPDATE: At around 9 a.m. Saturday, April the giraffe’s live cam was restored.
“Today is not the day to stop watching,” Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said during a live interview on GMA Friday.
In an update Friday morning, zoo officials said that “all observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight – we would be shocked to get through the weekend without our newest addition.”
In a Facebook update Thursday evening (typo in post status dates post as 3/3), keepers stated that April’s behavior was “very off from normal.” April’s udders are reportedly full and it shouldn’t be much longer now.
Also, zoo officials announced a paid ‘Labor Alert’ system. The text alerts will provide updates on April’s labor, as well as, exclusive content and photos of the calf for months to come. A portion of the fee will go to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for wild conservation of giraffes.
This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for Oliver. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately 6 feet tall at birth, zoo officials said.
The video was initially removed after animal rights activists flagged the videos as “sexually explicit” before being restored.