HARPURSVILLE, New York — The world had to take a break from April the giraffe for a bit Friday night after the camera went down.
It caused a lot of concern, with people flooding Animal Adventure Park with emails and messages asking what was going on.
The park posted on Facebook: “Cam down. We are aware. Receiving 2,000 emails to tell us it’s down only slows us and the computers down. Please refrain.”
The park answered comments on Facebook, saying, “We don’t control the weather or signal broadcast – what’s in our control is managed!”
A short time later, the livestream was back and all was well!
A few hours later, the park provided another update:
“April had a busy day, but handled it like a champ and continues to progress. This afternoon’s vet observations suggests milk has begun to fill the right udders. Wax caps remain and back end swell has continued to maintain a significant size. Appetite strong, moodiness returned this evening.
We apologize for this early evening’s cam malfunction, but as you know, we cannot control all factors. We react as fast as possible and ensure anything within our control is functioning as expected.
Oliver and April have enjoyed their enrichment puzzle feeders (3rd attempt was the charm)! We have received concern that its too straining or a tease to have the puzzle feeders hung as they are — let us reassure you — the enrichment items are doing just as we had hoped! They stimulate the giraffes’ minds and bodies, encouraging them to work for their rewards! If it was easy – it would just be ‘feeding them.'”
Millions of people have been following the pregnant giraffe for weeks.
You can watch April in real-time, HERE.