happy birthday taj

March 4, 2010

We mourned a death… but we can also celebrate life!!!

Taj, an 8,500 lb Asian elephant at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday! Taj is the oldest elephant in North America. “The average is anywhere from mid to late 40’s into their 50’s, sometimes early 60’s,” says Patrick Abtey, Taj’s trainier. “So, a 70-year-old elephant is a pretty rare occurrence. It’s a pretty big milestone, so we wanted to take advantage and celebrate that today.”

Yesterday, Taj enjoyed a layered bread cake with grapes, bananas, pineapple, tomatoes, and frosting. She also had six pretzel candles on top. Yummm… that’s my kind of cake!

Happy Birthday Taj

Taj’s birthday party was the first event to kick off Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s new season. There will be a three-week tribute to Taj.

Happy 70th Birthday! Wow, she’s old! :)


One comment

  1. thanks for following up the sad post with a happy one… now there is an even number of elephants in the world today :)

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