Happy birthday for elephant Ryuka

Happy birthday for elephant Ryuka

Indian elephant Ryuka (right) ate a special cake at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in the Goya district of Okinawa City on May 22.


May 31, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 22 the 16th birthday party of popular Indian elephant Ryuka was celebrated at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in the Goya district of Okinawa City. Children and parents who attended the party, sang the “Happy Birthday” song to help her celebrate. Ryuka, who performed tambourine and harmonica to music, appeared to be in a chipper mood. Ryuka and her daughter Ryubi ate cakes made of fruits and sweet potatoes, pleasing the crowd.

The zoo staff quizzed the audience about the growth of Ryuka, which entertained them. Ryuka currently weighs 2400 kilos. She is 20 years old in human age.

Five-year-old Kotone Miyamori and her brother 2-year-old Kazuma attended the park with their parents and said that they love the elephants, and enjoyed celebrating Ryuka’s birthday.

(English translation by T&CT)

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