Happy Birthday, Raja!
Cheers! Raja turns 21!
Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the Zoo on December 27, 1992, is the proud papa of babies Maliha, age 7, Jade, age 6 ½, Kenzi, age 2½, and Priya, age 8 months.
You're invited to the party!
Weather permitting, zookeepers and volunteers will host a birthday party for Raja at his habitat in River's Edge at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013. They have constructed giant presents for the party, filled with some of the elephant's favorite things, including cereal, melons, bananas, popcorn and more. Visitors are invited to sing "Happy Birthday" and cheer for Raja when he comes out to "open" his gifts.
Activities at Lakeside Cafe from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Learn more about elephants with keeper chats
• Sign a giant birthday card for Raja
• Touch elephant biofacts at the docent cart
• Participate in elephant activities
• Enjoy birthday cupcakes and hot chocolate, which are available for purchase