The birthday girl, Mae Mali, was treated to a cake, vegetables, and various kinds of fruit. At 51 years old, Mae Mali is the oldest hippo in Thailand, according to Dusit Zoo.
Zoo officials say she has been with the park since June 8th, 1967. When she arrived from the Netherlands; Mae Mali was then only one-year old.
Since her arrival to Dusit Zoo, she has given birth to 14 offspring.
Her birthday celebrations which will continue this weekend feature a parade by zoo animals and an exhibition about Mae Mali and her many children.
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