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Nandi, the elephant to celebrate fifth birthday Sunday

Nandi the elephant will celebrate her fifth birthday on Sun, Aug. 18. Courtesy: Reid Park Zoo

TUCSON – Have you herd? African elephant Nandi will soon be celebrating her fifth birthday at Reid Park Zoo.

Nandi’s Fifth Birthday Bash will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sun, Aug. 18 at Reid Park Zoo Expedition Tanzania Area.

Here’s the schedule of activities:

8:10 a.m.– Free birthday cupcakes for the first 100 guests
8:15 a.m. – African drumming and dancing presented by African Diaspora Showcase
8:30 a.m. – Sing “Happy Birthday” to Nandi and watch her receive her favorite treats
8:45 a.m. – Elephant dance performance by African Diaspora Showcase
9:00 a.m. – Elephant-themed activities and keeper chats

Zoo officials say this celebration is meant to educate guests about how to protect elephants and other wildlife.

“Due to poaching, habitat loss and human conflict, elephants are a vulnerable species,” a spokesperson with Reid Park Zoo said.

Nandi’s Fifth Birthday Bash is free with zoo admission of $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and $6.50 for children. Zoo members receive free admission.




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