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.
Gujarat: The second birthday of a hippopotamus, Mangal, was celebrated at Sayaji Baug Zoo in Vadodara today. Mangal and its mother Dimpy were given special 'laddus' and a cake was also cut on the occasion. pic.twitter.com/Mg9T8Y8zsM
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
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.
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.
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:
Le Hippo : 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tO4QlJkAMh
— Blade (@mondayvines) January 9, 2021
Few good men..good news after seeing yesterday’s brutal killing of dolphin
— arjs22 (@arjs221) January 9, 2021
Happie birthday mangal 🦛
— Vikky🇮🇳 (@NoWannaKnow) January 9, 2021
Mighty Animal. Respect to Nature
— The Intellectual (@realnitinarora) January 9, 2021
— Lalit Birla (@birlalalit) January 9, 2021
Isn’t this the sweetest gesture?