The entire world waited for months to see the birth of Tajiri, and then stuck to the live stream in order to see how he manages. Now you have the amazing opportunity to meet both April and Tajiri face-to-face.
How to Take Advantage of It
Animal Adventure Park has opened for the season last Monday, offering visitors the incredible chance of seeing the calf in person. Spectrum News reported that the line for the wildlife park on the first day was so long that it got into the parking lot. There were lots of people gathering there to see the entire family: April, Oliver and Tajiri, living together.
Tajiri is a name that was chosen by the keeper and it is the Swahili word for “hope”. It’s already growing, so it’s not the tiny calf you might have gotten used to from the live cam on April 15. The little one has grown to be 6 feet and 4 inches, and it now weighs 180 pounds.
The Family Debut
The entire debut was supposed to happen on Saturday. However, the park decided to postpone the opening until Monday, for objective reasons. The reason was a huge storm that rolled through the area in Harpursville, New York. This allowed for April and Tajiri to celebrate quietly Mother’s Day together, before meeting their huge amount of fans on Monday.
However, even if you get the chance to see the calf, you have to know that the time there is limited. Once Tajiri will be mature enough, he will be taken to a different zoo. Even though it may seem a sad decision to make, this is for their own good, since there is the danger of inbreeding, which keepers hope to avoid in this way.