Popular St. Louis Zoo Elephant Turns 20

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Friday, December 28 2012 Dec 28, 2012 Friday, December 28, 2012 7:05:00 AM CST December 28, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's a milestone birthday for a big attraction at the St. Louis Zoo.

Raja the elephant turned 20 on Thursday, amid great fanfare. The elephant has been arguably the biggest star at the zoo since his birth there in 1992.

Today, Raja is the father of three and weighs five tons.

His birthday comes the same week the free-admission zoo announced an all-time attendance record, with about 3.5 million visitors this year, topping the previous mark of 3.1 million set in 2009.

 

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