10-year-old Louie the polar bear at the Alaska Zoo was stretched out on his belly in front of a giant snow-shaped birthday cake.
Inside it were frozen oranges, bananas, pears and plastic toys.
The outside of the cake was colored in bright blues and oranges.
There was frozen juice in the shape of candles.
Saturday was the 10th annual Polar Bear Birthday Party.
Pat Lampi, the caretaker of Louie and his 14-year-old mate Aphun, said most polar bears are born either in December or January, so this weekend was chosen to celebrate the birth of both bears.
“They get all kinds of treats,” Lampi said, “and later on they’ll start digging into it (the snow cake) and for the next couple of months they’ll be tearing into that whole cake and tunneling through.”
Lampi said visitors will most likely be able to see the cake on Sunday if they missed the party Saturday.
Contact, Rebecca Palsha