April's baby, Taj takes first trips outside stalls

– April’s baby giraffe, Tajiri – also now known to many as Taj – had his first bits of outdoor time at the end of April and beginning of May – and the curious little guy almost can’t be any cuter.

Animal Adventure Park shared pictures on Facebook of Taj’s first day outside on April 28. The park shared another photo of Taj standing outside the stalls on May 2.

April the giraffe, her pregnancy and the birth of little Tajiri were viral sensations earlier this year after the New York park installed a live webcam in April’s stall, allowing millions of people to follow the last few weeks of her pregnancy and, finally, the baby giraffe’s birth.

For two weeks, the park invited April’s fans to weigh in – at $1 per vote – on what the baby boy’s name should be.  Out of 10 finalists, they chose to allow keeper Allysa Swilley to pick.  She chose the name Tajiri, explaining that it stands for king, hope, and confidence in Swahili.

Watch Taj Live: Tuesday Giraffe Cam (5/9/17)