The park says YouTube chose to take down the feed briefly after animal rights extremists complained about it. "Calves are on average, 6' tall and 150# upon birth", according to a Facebook post from Animal Adventure Sunday morning.
The wait is still on for superstar giraffe mommy-to-be April, who is expected to go into labor and give birth to her fourth calf any day now.
"We're all on the same team", the official tells activists.
"All the awful things in this world, this is what they want to complain about? Have you people any decency?" another joked.
"What [removing the live stream] has done is pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of individuals", the zoo employee said on Facebook.
With all the hype over April, we wanted to introduce you to some of the giraffes that live right here in Tampa Bay.
Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, according to Animal Adventure Park. For the thousands of people actively watching the live stream of her labor, the delivery could come without much warning.
Pointing to its Community Guidelines, YouTube said users are able to flag content that they believe violates the rules.
"April is alert and attentive to her keepers, she shows no signs of discomfort".