Tulsa Zoo holds birthday party for Gunda the elephant, zoo's oldest resident

TULSA - The Tulsa Zoo's oldest resident is turning a very young 62 years old.

Gunda the elephant will celebrate her birthday Friday at 11 a.m.

Zoo officials are inviting everyone to stop by and wish Gunda a happy birthday as she digs in to her very own giant-sized cake to celebrate her big day.

To commemorate Gunda's birthday, the 62nd person to enter the zoo will receive free admission.

Gunda is an Asian elephant, currently weighing 6,800 pounds. 

Born Nov. 16, 1950, Gunda was the Tulsa Zoo's first elephant, arriving in 1954.  She's the third oldest elephant in all the zoos in the world.

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