Raja's 30th Birthday at the Saint Louis Zoo

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
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Help celebrate Raja the elephant's 30th birthday with the Saint Louis Zoo! The elephant care team will be sure the birthday boy and the rest of the elephant family enjoy some extra special enrichment in honor of the day. 

Due to the cold temperatures and unfavorable weather conditions predicted for Tuesday, Dec. 27, Raja (pronounced RAH zhä), the Saint Louis Zoo’s bull Asian elephant, will not be making an appearance for his 30th birthday celebration on Tuesday. Because the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to caring for animals, Raja and the other elephants will be in their indoor climate-controlled barn.

Zoo guests may still sign a super-sized birthday card for Raja and learn more about the elephants and elephant conservation through activities and biofacts from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Living World at the Zoo’s North Entrance.

Birthday cupcakes and hot chocolate will be available for purchase at Lakeside Cafe.
Born on Dec. 27, 1992, Raja was the first Asian elephant born at the Zoo. He is the father of three female calves at the Zoo — Maliha, 16, Jade, 15, and Priya, 9. The Zoo’s three-generation Asian elephant family is thriving under the excellent care provided by a highly-trained professional animal care team.

Learn more at: stlzoo.org/raga

 

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