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Birthday Celebration for Namaste, the White Bengal Tiger

Birthday Celebration for Namaste, the White Bengal Tiger

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:51 AM HST

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How many birthday parties have you attended where a white Bengal Tiger is the guest of honor?

The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo will celebrate the 11th birthday of Namaste, a white Bengal Tiger, on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event starts at 9 a.m. with his traditional “ice cake,” featuring 11 bone candles. At 10:30 a.m, the tiger will receive a birthday present of a huge pillow mouse stuffed with “Meowie Wowie” catnip.

The Hawaii County Band will then perform, followed by free cake and ice cream to be served at noon. The free birthday cake for humans is first come, first serve, so get there early to grind on some cake.

A special turkey dinner will be given to Namaste at 3:30 p.m., winding up the day’s festivities. There will be live music all day; keiki games, crafts, a petting zoo from 1:30-2:30 p.m., face painting and more will be offered during the event.

Funds raised will be used by Friends of the Zoo for the acquisition and care of zoo animals and for zoo improvements. The Panaewa Zoo’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more info, call 959-9233 or visit http://www.hilozoo.com.

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