Welcome Tajiri



Tajiri, the Giraffe whose birth became an internet sensation in 2017, is going to be
moving to his brand-new home by late fall. He will be starting his new family at
the Carolina Wildlife Conservation Park outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. The
park is a new educational facility that is currently under construction and slated to
be open to the public in the spring of 2019 with a focus on species conservation
through community engagement.

The Wildlife Conservation Center in Virginia has been asked to oversee Tajiri’s
new adventure. The WCC is a nonprofit wildlife conservation facility that is
operated solely for the purpose of propagation, care, and research of endangered
African species.

Our staff Veterinarian and her team have been busy with the design of Tajiri’s
barn and habitat. They have been visiting and talking with places like
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado and the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro to
prepare for this exciting transition. The architect has drawn up the barn plans and
construction began August 31st.

Check back here for updates, progress reports, and photos of this exciting new
adventure for Tajiri and his future family.


We know how much you love Tajiri and watching him grow! Any donation made on this page will immediately go directly towards the construction of his new habitat and place you on our exclusive email update distribution list. The team assisting with this transition truly appreciates any support you are able to provide!