April the giraffe, who gave birth in a viral livestream, dies aged 20

New York zoo where giraffe lived says she was euthanized because of advancing arthritis

April, the giraffe that became a sensation when a rural New York zoo livestreamed her 2017 pregnancy and delivery, was euthanized Friday because of advancing arthritis, the zoo said.

“She is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal Adventure Park’s owner, Jordan Patch, said in a statement.

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