'Trompita' the elephant celebrates her 59th birthday in Guatemala

  • Monday 17, February 2020 10:48 AM
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Asian elephant "Trompita" celebrates her 59th birthday with a cake made of fruits and vegetables at Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City.
Ana Lucia Vásquez, La Aurora Zoo marketing director said, "The main attraction of the event is a big cake, a cake that weighs around 300 pounds, which caregivers and veterinarians start to build two weeks in advance. This is not only part of a celebration, it's also part of our program of environmental enrichment. What we seek is for the elephant to leave its routine and look for its food."

"It's a very special bond, I spent more than 52 years taking care of this elephant, I don't regret it, because it's more than just a lot of love towards this very special specimen. It's very valuable for me, but also for the public and for the zoo in general. Since I was a child I've been with her, since I was 7 years old, she was also 7 years old, so we have grown together." Romeo Lopez, elephant added.