PHX Zoo celebrates elephant's 50th birthday

Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 14:26:15-05

Indu, Phoenix Zoo's Asian elephant, celebrated her 50th birthday Saturday with zookeepers, fans and fellow animals.

Gifts of popcorn, spices and gift cards--to help buy things for her enclosure and fun-- were brought by guests who love her and zookeepers made her an extra special cake.

Photos show Indu enjoying dessert made of beet juice, Gatorade, bananas, oranges and roses.

She wasn't the only one enjoying a December celebration, though. Phoenix Zoo also gave treats to other animals in the park, like two orangutans who got to enjoy presents of oatmeal and honey.

Check out all the special photos by clicking through them above.