_ Last week, viewers rallied around a YouTube livestream of a pregnant giraffe named April waiting to give birth at the Animal Adventure Park in New York. The stream was briefly taken down following explicit content reports from pranksters, but under pressure from the web, YouTube quickly reinstated it. Apparently the old saying that “no press is bad press” stands true, because the stream, which probably would have gone unnoticed by the majority of the internet, got major attention after the controversy. That was Thursday, it’s now Wednesday and April the giraffe has yet to give birth. Zoo owner Jordan Patch has tried to dampen the internet’s expectations. Patch said, “It’s a very natural process, and we can’t put timelines on that. … Animals and nature will do everything on their timeline. Patch then explained that the labor process can take two to six hours, or sometimes it can take days.
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