April the giraffe, a 15-year-old giraffe who calls an upstate New York zoo her home rose to fame after a live stream of her pregnancy caused controversy online:
April's pregnancy was catapulted into global headlines earlier Thursday 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." Thousands upon thousands of commenters voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so.
Ppl have been tweeting about the obscenity of a giraffe giving birth live online. What's obscene is that she's been in labor for DAYS.— Wendy Wild (@wendywild) February 25, 2017
Millions of people have been watching her live stream in anticipation of the arrival of her baby which could weigh 150 lbs once born and be 6 feet tall!