Christopher The Lion Celebrates His 20th Birthday In Style

Even for a lion, nothing completes a birthday party like some great friends and some delicious cake! The Franklin Park and Stone Zoo in Massachusetts gave Christopher a 20th birthday to remember.

1. Facing the big 20, Christopher wondered what it all meant, if he had spent his years wisely…

2. Luckily, his friends at the zoo knew just what to do: set up a surprise party with a surprise cake.

3. Friends signed a huge birthday card for him.

4. Messages like these really make a lion feel loved.

5. At first he approached his cake with caution.

After all, no one had thrown him a surprise party before.

6. Once he realized what it was, he couldn’t believe it!

7. He said it was the most wonderful cake he ever had.

8. Christopher gave a tearful speech, thanking his friends for making him feel so special.

9. So happy birthday, Christopher! Here’s to 20 more!

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