City News Service
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Zoo's Safari Park held birthday celebrations on Thursday, Sept. 26 for calf Mkhaya, nicknamed Kaia, and her older brother Inhlonipho, nicknamed Neepo, featuring birthday cakes made of ice and fruit, paper streamers and decorated boxes filled with hay and produce.
The park held the celebration for Kaia's first birthday and Neepo's eighth, the second birthday celebration for the park's elephant herd in the past six weeks.
Another calf in the herd, Umzuli-zuli, celebrated his first birthday Aug. 12. As part of the celebration, Kaia, Neepo and the rest of the herd enjoyed treats like watermelon, cucumber, yams, carrots and celery.
"The keeper team, our nutrition team, horticulture team and the Safari Park volunteers have provided some fun e