ST. LOUIS – Visitors at the St. Louis Zoo helped celebrate Raja the Elephant’s golden birthday on Friday. The mild temperatures made for a more inviting party for all involved.
Raja was given special presents with plenty of treats inside and visitors signed a super-sized birthday card before serenading the Asian elephant with “Happy Birthday” at 11 a.m. A golden birthday is when your age matches the date you were born on.
Raja was the first Asian Elephant born at the zoo and has since fathered three female calves.
This year Raja celebrates his golden birthday (aka a grand, lucky, champagne or star birthday) when he turns 27 on December 27! Join us for Raja's birthday celebration. Event details: https://t.co/XpjOejZhbv pic.twitter.com/ihVKr2vs4b
— Saint Louis Zoo (@stlzoo) December 11, 2019