April the giraffe live cam shut down

April 4, 2017: It's April and still no baby for April the giraffe. The New York Animal Adventure Park's popular live stream has brought up lots of questions about giraffes and the birth process.

Updated Friday 4:35 p.m. 

After weeks of watching April the giraffe, the official live streaming camera has been shut down. 

Animal Adventure Park said farewell to the audience around 4:30 p.m. ET Friday, so they could "focus on the park and our opening." 

A few employees gathered in April's pen right before the camera turned off and held up a sign that said "Thank you. To be continued." 

Original story

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - After weeks of watching April’s every move, the live streaming giraffe camera is about to be taken down.

Officials with the Animal Adventure Park have announced the video will be disabled at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday, which they say was the plan all along.

“This decision was made to allow us to focus on the park and our opening,” Animal Adventure Park posted Monday on Facebook.

April became a social media sensation as millions of viewers waited to watch her give birth.

That moment arrived Saturday.

April, meanwhile, also suffered a “small twist” on one leg. Animal Adventure Park also addressed the issue on Facebook, saying this type of injury is “not unheard of” in such long-legged animals.

“We appreciate concern, but the bogging down of email servers and other platforms is the exact reason the giraffe cam will need be pulled.”

Better get your last April fix in before the camera disappears.

The video below shows the birth of April's calf at the 3 hours and 22 minutes mark.

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