NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — If you are one of the millions of people who have been glued to the feed of April the Giraffe and her newborn baby — the fun is about to come to an end.
Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York says the “giraffe cam” will go dark by the end of the week.
The park says concerns from fans about a limping April have bogged down their email servers.
The park says she’s fine.
“While we appreciate the concern, it is interfering with normal park operations and preparation for opening; at a period when our resource of time is limited and cannot be hindered. Please allow our team to do as they are trained to do – we have their care covered!” the park wrote on their Facebook page.
The live feed of April made the park’s YouTube channel the second-most live streamed channel in the site’s history.
It’s attracted more than 232 million live views since February. April gave birth to a male calf on Saturday.
The wait for the giraffe became an anxiety-ridden experience for some. A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, “I’m Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe).”
Animal Adventure park is currently closed to the public and will open in mid-May.
You can still follow April’s adventures on AprilTheGiraffe.com.
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