HARPURSVILLE, NY - When the live stream of April the pregnant giraffe in New York went offline on Saturday morning, many were asking themselves, "is this an April Fool's joke?"
According to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY at just before 5 a.m., the park was dealing with an internet outage and that nothing was wrong with April or here baby.
They also finished up with the following statement:
"...no this is not the hoax many anticipated."
As of 7:10 a.m., the cam was back up and running. The park is also urging people not to visit fake YouTube channels claiming that they are carrying the live stream.
The latest update on April as of April 1, she continues to be acting abnormally and showing signs of contractions. According to the veterinarian, there have been changes to April's "back end" including vulvar swelling. She has been less social and has been hesitant to eat.
Zoo keepers and her vet are continuing to monitor her closely.
To watch the official live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnQCgFa9lCBL-KXZMOoO9Q/live