Millions Watching Giraffe Cam
This is What's Trending Today.
A few days ago, we told you about a young giant panda named Bao Bao.
She spent the first three years of her life at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. But this week, she left the United States for her new home in China.
Under an agreement between the two countries, panda cubs must be sent to China before they reach the age of 4.
Now, many people are following another animal in New York State.
A zoo called the Animal Adventure Park has a pregnant giraffe named April. The zoo is in Harpursville, a small community just north of the state's border with Pennsylvania.
Doctors expect April, the giraffe, to give birth to a calf any day now. This will be her fourth calf.
Workers have set up a camera, called a "giraffe cam," to watch April.
According to the zoo, since the camera has been in place, millions of people have tuned in to the live video on YouTube.
The Animal Adventure Park shared some interesting facts about giraffes.
The average calf is about 2 meters tall at birth, and weighs about 70 kilograms.
A giraffe's pregnancy usually lasts about 15 months.
Viewers from around the world are watching the live video feed to see if April had the baby yet.
One person wrote on Twitter: "all I want is for this giraffe to give birth already."
Another wrote about waking up early on Thursday to see if she missed the birth or not.
But some people were worried when they looked at the park's YouTube channel and saw a message that it had been taken down because of a violation.
Park officials said YouTube was hearing from people who do not like seeing animals in captivity. They said the video showed "nudity or sexual content."
But after a short delay, the live video was operating normally.
Jordan Patch is the zoo's owner. He went on Facebook Live to explain what happened.
Patch said the protests "pulled an educational tool away from tens of millions of viewers." He added that people should work to protect the natural habitat for animals instead of criticizing his zoo for its camera.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.
1.natural habitat 自然栖息地
Many species are in peril of extinction because of our destruction of their natural habitat.
2.tens of millions of 数百万的
The European Commission ruled that British Aerospace should pay back tens of millions of pounds.
3.sexual content 色情内容
The most common complaint is against books with explicit sexual content or offensive language.
4.take down 拿下；取下
The Canadian army took down the barricades erected by the Indians.
1.A few days ago, we told you about a young giant panda named Bao Bao.
A few days ago 几天前
This shop laid in a new stock of goods just a few days ago.
He was killed a few days ago in a skiing accident.
2.Doctors expect April, the giraffe, to give birth to a calf any day now. This will be her fourth calf.
give birth to 生产；分娩
These women will give birth to God-knows-how-many girls until they have a boy.
I know that I can love, raise a family and give birth to a healthy baby.
她在华盛顿国家动物园生活到三岁 。本周，她离开美国前往中国的新家 。
“动物冒险乐园”里有一只怀孕的长颈鹿名叫“四月” 。该动物园位于纽约与宾夕法尼亚交界北部的一个名为哈珀斯维尔的小社区 。
乔丹·帕齐（Jordan Patch）是该动物园的园长 。他通过Facebook Live解释了事情的原委 。
帕齐表示，抗议者们让“数百万观众失去了一个教育工具” 。他还表示，人们应该努力保护自然栖息地，而不是借摄像头抨击动物园 。