On this Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at Animal Adventure.
Today the park launched the “Taj Cam” a live feed from inside its new second giraffe barn that is home to Tajiri, whose live birth on web cam nearly two years ago was an international internet sensation.
As soon as the camera went live, it revealed a surprise, a new female companion for Tajiri.
The 14 year-old female is the 4th giraffe at the park.
Animal Adventure Owner Jordan Patch says that within a year the pair should mate and then 15 months from then the park will be welcoming in another giraffe.
Patch says its been a whirlwind from thinking Tajiri was going to be leaving the park, to finding him a companion. “We never have set plans here at Animal Adventure. As much as we’d like to plan life always throws a curve ball. For example Tajiri staying was one of those curve balls. Quickly we regrouped, revaluated and re-planned and that brings us to where we are today with a pair of giraffes in our new giraffe barn.”
The new female giraffe is currently nameless.