Vadodara Zoo Celebrates A Hippo’s 2nd Birthday With Cake & Laddoos, See Adorable Pics

People have multiple times proved their love for their pets, sometimes by organizing a traditional baby shower and other times by dressing them up in adorable costumes just like their own kids. This time it’s this zoo from Gujarat who celebrated the second birthday of their beloved Hippopotamus to express their affection towards him.

The Hippo named ‘Mangal’ was woken up with a cute gesture by the staff at Sayaji Baug Zoo in Vadodara district, reported The Indian Express. They not only brought the customary cake but also treated Mangal with laddoos.

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With his mommy ‘Dimpy’ by his side, Mangal could be seen relishing the treats on his big day. Apparently, the day also marked the 142nd foundation day of the zoo that was established in 1879. The Municipal Commissioner of Vadodara, P Swarup was the chief guest for the day.

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Moti Bhai Raval, the caretaker of Mangal cut the cake and said, “It feels like I am celebrating my own child’s birthday.”

This is how people reacted to this unique birthday celebration:

Isn’t this the sweetest gesture?

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