It wasn’t long before Travis Maldonado appeared at the zoo looking for work, and much like with John Finlay, Joe took an immediate liking to him. They became an unstoppable trio, with Travis and John being Joe’s second (and third) hand. Joe suggested the three of them should get married.
The ceremony was held at a venue across the street from the animal park – Joe’s life revolved around this park, he’d never get too far away from it – and the three grooms wore matching suits, with a tiger-shaped cake. A year later, Finlay had left this relationship for one of the park’s workers – a woman with whom he had a baby.