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April the Giraffe is finally giving birth and this time it's really happening


UPDATE April 15 at 8:45a.m.:

April the Giraffe is finally giving birth.

The pregnant giraffe went into Saturday morning at the Animal Adventure Park located in Harpursville, N.Y.

The zoo went live on Facebook Saturday morning to say the labor alert has gone out and the zoo's team is assembling to assist in the birth.

You can watch it happen live here.

After months of waiting for this day to come, it's safe to say people were excited.

WATCH | April the giraffe could give birth any time now at Animal Adventure Park.

UPDATE 1:37pm | Not yet, but soon...

Eager viewers have been watching the YouTube live stream since Wednesday before the company removed it from its site because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.

In a video posted on the zoo’s Facebook page, the owner blamed "a handful of extremists and animal rights activists" for interrupting the stream from the "giraffe cam."  The live feed resumed once YouTube reversed its decision on the "nudity."

If you're anything like us, you probably woke up this morning wondering if April had her baby.

UPDATE Feb. 24 at 1:10pm | It is day two of the official 'calf watch' live stream. April the giraffe is expected to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York any time now.

WATCH | April the giraffe is about to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York. 

The park said the stream, which was originally broadcast on YouTube, was shut down due to "nudity and sexual content." It was restored shortly after. 

More than 20 million people had watched the stream until it was interrupted 

In the interim, the zoo urged fans to push YouTube to reverse its decision.

As one observer pointed out, "Animals are always nude."

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