By Kayla Jardine
Panda parties are a specialty at California's San Diego Zoo!
Zoo staff love to throw birthday parties for their animals, and this time it was Mr. Wu's turn! The lovable giant panda is turning six-years-old this year and what better way to celebrate than with papier-mache lanterns and party bags filled with yummy treats like bamboo bread cupcakes?
Mr. Wu, who’s on loan from the People's Republic of China, absolutely loved munching on the food and even popped some of the balloons. But the party was more than just a good time -- Mr. Wu’s birthday celebration was not only adorable, but educational too. The decorations all had messages of energy and water conservation written on them.
The zoo hopes to draw attention to habitat loss and provide education about the animal's natural home.