Samudra, the Oregon Zoo's Asian elephant calf, will be 1 year old Aug. 23.

Samudra, the Oregon Zoo
Samudra, the Oregon Zoo's Asian elephant calf, is turning 1 year old on Sunday, Aug. 23. The zoo is throwing a big birthday party in his honor, and all zoo visitors are invited.

2009-08-22 - Portland, United States
On his big day, Sam will get to chow down on a cake made by the zoo's Executive Chef Paul Warner, but he won't be the only one celebrating. The zoo will throw a party in Sam's honor on Sunday, Aug. 23, and all zoo visitors are invited. Sam was born as a part of the Oregon Zoo's renowned breeding program for endangered Asian elephants. More than 25 calves have been born at the zoo, beginning with Packy in 1962. Samudra is the first third-generation elephant to be born in the United States.

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