Aimee and I went to a special birthday party yesterday.. at the zoo! It was Tricia's 58th birthday. Tricia the elephant arrived at our zoo in 1963 and immediately won the hearts of all visitors to the zoo.. now matriarch, she celebrated with a jumbo sized multi-tiered cake full of elephant treats that required a mini-loader to lift the main section onto the lovingly decorated cake stand. Below the keepers and docents putting the finishing touches to the cake before the birthday girl arrives :)
Looking very pleased with themselves and rightly so, the docents who created Tricia's cake..
Tricia arrived with 25 year old Permai (Pretty) to share the fun.. they both waited so patiently while Tricia's adoring fans sang happy birthday and of course they had mind their manners and say a big merci beaucoup to the docents..
Then it was all on with Permai making the first inroads into the cake...
Eventually Tricia put a protective trunk around the cake as if to say 'that's enough young lady' :)
Happy birthday Tricia and many, many more!
Below.. this is what was left of the cake when Tricia ambled off.. but Permai returned later to demolish the pinyata and Aimee was lucky enough to catch it.. me, I missed it :) You can see it on Daily Detail
tomorrow. Hope you're having a happy and safe weekend, take care...