Montgomery Zoo throws special birthday celebration

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was a special happy birthday for 4-year-old Makena Saturday at the Montgomery Zoo.

Makena is the first African elephant born in the State of Alabama and only the 16th born in the United States.

Those who attended took part in birthday cupcakes, prizes and games while Makena ate a one of a kind elephant cake filled with all her favorite foods and snacks.

As a special educational treat, two elephant keepers that help care for Makena gave some insight on what it is exactly like to raise an elephant.

In an effort to raise funds and food donations for the Montgomery Area Food Bank prior to Thanksgiving, all participants and guest brought non-perishable food donations or monetary donations.

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