Giraffe celebrates turning 1 with cake at Ohio zoo
CINCINNATI (AP) - Lulu the giraffe is celebrating her first birthday with a special cake at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Lulu was born Oct 12 of last year with an audience on social media closely following regular updates. Ever since, she's been a big draw at the zoo.
The name Lulu is Swahili for "precious." She was named in a public contest that saw more than 5,000 submissions Lulu began the birthday celebrations early by enjoying a cake with her parents, Tessa and Kimba.
The cake was made of frozen gelatin, pureed produce, bamboo stalks and other vegetation.