Lucas the Elephant Calf celebrates 1st Birthday
On Saturday, June 2, 2012, the Toledo Zoo celebrates the first birthday of one very big birthday boy – Lucas the African elephant calf! Festivities include:
• 10 am – 5 pm: register for a chance to win a super fun Fisher-Price toy basket, worth more than $150;
• 10 am - 1 pm: sign a mammoth birthday card for Lucas,
• 10:30 am: Lucas gets his presents (we’d tell you what they are, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise);
• 1:30 pm: Lucas gets his birthday card, along with a tasty elephant-sized cupcake the Zoo’s Catering Department prepared for him
No one is sure what Lucas, like many 1-year-olds, will think of his presents or birthday cake, but whether this pachyderm is puzzled or purposeful, it will be fun to watch. His birthday party, sponsored by Meijer, is free with regular Zoo admission. Learn more at toledozoo.org/lucas.
The birthday party is one of Lucas’ first public appearances in the Zoo’s new elephant exhibit, Tembo Trail. This dynamic new exhibit was made possible by the 2006 Lucas County capital levy voters, along with contributors to the Zoo’s capital campaign. Learn more about how Tembo Trail blends extraordinary elephant care with extraordinary visitor experiences at toledozoo.org/tembotrail.
This summer, the Zoo is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Zoo is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, visit toledozoo.org or call 419.385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Valid ID showing proof of residency is required.