Zoo Celebrates 18-year-old Elephant"s Birthday

2009-04-12 - Hunan, China.

It looked like a normal birthday party with a cake and pink balloons -- but the birthday boy was an endangered Asian elephant. Pamai celebrated his 18th year in style Saturday at Changsha Zoo, in the capital of Hunan Province. His super-sized cake contained more than 100 kilograms of fodder and 30 kilograms of fruit and vegetables. The celebration was also used to highlight the plight of wild Asian elephants. More than 30 college students came to the party to show their dedication to protect wil...

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Elephant, 18, Seeks 10 Friends Who Love Fruits

2009-04-11 - Hunan, China.

Elephant lovers are being sought by the Changsha Zoo in Hunan province to help celebrate the 18th birthday of Pa Ke, an Asian elephant. In addition to a large birthday cake made of apples, watermelons and other fruits, Pa Ke will wear a red outfit at the party. The zoo hopes to find 10 people who are 18 years old to help at the party. Pa Ke, who has lived in Changsha for seven years, has grown to 3.3 meters from 2.8 meters. It weighs more than four tons, a ton more since he moved to the zoo seve...

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Elephant passes giant stool after falling sick

2008-10-17 - Hunan, China. Sharon Lee

An elephant with a blocked intestinal tract was rescued and relieved after more than seven hours of treatment at Changsha Zoo in Hunan province on Sunday. After honey helped reduce swelling in the Asian elephant's stomach, the 3.2-m-tall specimen finally passed a stool weighing 7 kg with a length of 40 cm and a diameter of 20 cm. The 17-year-old elephant, Pa Mai, had fallen to the ground in pain several times on Sunday afternoon before 20 zoo staff moved it indoors for treatment. Changsha Zoo im...

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3 Headlines about Elephants from Hunan2009-04-12 - Hunan, China - Zoo Celebrates 18-year-old Elephant"s Birthday 2009-04-11 - Hunan, China - Elephant, 18, Seeks 10 Friends Who Love Fruits 2008-10-17 - Hunan, China - Elephant passes giant stool after falling sick

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