EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGiraffe Celebrates Turning 1 With Cake At Ohio Zoo
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 12, 2013 7:18 PM EDT
Cincinnati, Hamilton County , Ohio
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.
Lulu is the second giraffe born at the zoo in more than 25 years. The first, Zuri, was euthanized last year at 3 months old after suffering a debilitating leg injury.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.