Like many parents, April the Giraffe will see its fast-growing offspring in a new chapter in the fall.
Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says that April's son, Tajiri (tah-JEER & # 39; -ee), will be moved to the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park in the outskirts of Raleigh in late October, North Carolina.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the zoo said the "move will allow Tajiri to play a vital role in the conservation and propagation initiatives that align with the mission statements of the facilities."
The Animal Adventure Park of New York revealed that April, the giraffe's son, Tajiri (on his first birthday), will move to a new home in North Carolina in October.
At the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park, Tajiri (with April, right) will receive 'new partners', which will allow Tajiri to play a vital role in conservation initiatives. and propagation & # 39;
In addition, Tajiri's new female companions will join him as he progresses to maturity to continue the genetic set of healthy giraffes in management programs.
It is said that giraffes reach sexual maturity between three and four years, although wild males may not mate until they are six or seven years old, according to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Animal Adventure Park wrote that they will partner with the Virginia Wildlife Conservation Center to oversee the new design and construction of the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park exhibit, as well as the transportation of Tajiri to their new home.
Tariji is expected to head south in October and the zoo aims to document his departure for fans to see, and he promises: "Stay calm, a Tajiri Cam is in your future!"
On its website, the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park, a new educational facility, states that it anticipates opening to the public in the spring of 2019 and that the barn and Tajiri habitat are already under construction.
The pregnancy of April the Giraffe attracted more than 232 million live views of YouTube over a period of seven weeks.
She gave birth to Tajiri in April 2017.
She will not be an empty nest for long. April must deliver another great package of joy in March of next year.
The pregnancy of April the Giraffe attracted more than 232 million live views of YouTube over a period of seven weeks. She gave birth to Tajiri in April 2017 (pictured)