Saint Louis Zoo Prepares For Raja’s Birthday

Preparations for a special birthday celebration are underway at The Saint Louis Zoo.

Raja, the zoo’s Asian bull elephant is turning 23 on December 27. Raja was the first elephant ever born at the Saint Louis Zoo and is now a proud father of four.


Saint Louis Zoo

The animal care teams at the zoo know how much guests love spending time observing the elephants, so you’re invited to Raja’s birthday celebration.

Zoological animals are no strangers to birthday parties. These celebrations offer unique enrichment opportunities for the animals to enjoy.

This video is from Raja’s 22nd birthday, where his birthday enrichment items drew a large crowd of guests who were more than happy to sing a round of Happy Birthday while he opened up some of his favorite treats.

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This year, guests can participate by singing Happy Birthday to Raja, signing an elephant-sized birthday card and enjoy birthday cupcakes and hot chocolate. The celebration will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 27.

Happy Birthday, Raja!

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