Alyssa is the lead giraffe keeper at Animal Adventure Park and chief caretaker of April, Oliver and baby Tajiri. AAP made news earlier this year when they launched a webcam to monitor and record April’s pregnancy and the birth of Tajiri. So many people watched in anticipation of Tajiri’s birth. When I visited the park last week, Alyssa was on hand and explained that the reason for the webcam was to provide education regarding the giraffes being an endangered species. It is so sad to think that the numbers of these beautiful animals are dwindling. In this image, dad Oliver is on the left and mom April on the right. Both are looking to swipe that carrot right out of Alyssa’s hand!
It started to rain a bit while I was visiting Animal Adventure Park last weekend. April and her 6 month old baby, Tajiri, went into the giraffe barn until the rain stopped a few minutes later. Tajiri is 10 feet tall and weighs over 500 pounds. It was great fun watching mom, April, and dad, Oliver, interact with their little guy!