YouTube pulls live-cam giraffe birth due to complaints of nudity?

YouTube pulls live-cam giraffe birth due to complaints of nudity?
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A live video stream of a giraffe giving birth is back on YouTube after being pulled earlier, reportedly due complaints that it was “sexually explicit.”

April the giraffe, from Animal Adventure Park zoo in New York, is expecting a baby with her mate Oliver.

Watch the live video of the birth below or at this mobile-friendly link.

The zoo’s previous live stream had 30-million views over 12 hours on Wednesday, and April hadn’t even given birth yet (and still hasn’t).

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“There’s a handful of extremists or animal rights activists who may not agree with us, and that’s ok,” a zoo spokesperson said in a Facebook Live video posted on Thursday morning.

“They reported our YouTube cam as sexually explicit, containing nude content which made for its removal on YouTube.”

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