Zoo celebrates elephant’s 31st birthday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-  It’s a very special day for one member of the Buffalo Zoo. Surapa the elephant is having a 31st birthday celebration Saturday.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1:30 p.m. The birthday celebration is free with regular zoo admission. Surapa will open gifts, there will be a painting session and children can sign up to meet the birthday girl.

Surapa is an Asian elephant. Zoo officials estimate she was born in January, 1983.

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