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"At the moment, there is no problem," said zoologist Jasper Moehring. "Marius is good company for Elmer and they are a wonderful attraction for our visitors. "But the problem will be when we get a female. The two males will fight, which could result in the death of one of them," he told the BBC.
He said the zoo will get six months' notice before the arrival of the female and its priority will be to find a new home for Marius. But he stressed that the move must not harm the carefully regulated genetic make-up of the giraffe population, otherwise Marius will have to be put down.
Second Danish zoo may kill a giraffe called Marius
But because of the big story of the other one, this one might attract more attention for someone to take it.
Good luck to Marius 2.
To sentence one giraffe named Marius to death may be regarded as a misfortune; to sentence two would be a catastrophe, according to Ramzan Kadyrov.
The Chechen president has used his Instagram account to offer to take in the second Marius, which, it emerged on Wednesday, has been threatened with the same fate as his namesake.