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Louisville Zoo preps for week-long birthday party for 1-year-old elephant calf

A week of celebration kicks off Sunday, August 2.
A week of celebration kicks off Sunday, August 2.(WKYT/Louisville Zoo)
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 11:49 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – The Louisville Zoo will kick off a week-long celebration for ‘Fitz” as the elephant calf turns one this weekend.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with a Facebook Live event that will feature Fitz opening his gifts – watermelon and bananas prepared to look like presents. Click here to visit the Zoo’s Facebook page.

Zoo staff will be on hand to discuss Fitz’s growth since birth and will sing “Happy Birthday” to the elephant.

Fitz’s mother, Mikki, gave birth to Fitz one year ago this August 2. Fitz was the second elephant born at the Louisville Zoo in its 50-year history.

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