How To Celebrate An Orangutan’s 50th Birthday

No one likes turning 50, but cake usually helps.

Major, the oldest orangutan in captivity, celebrated his 50th birthday recently. His zookeeper, Sebastien Lauren, threw him a little party in the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo in western France.

2. Feed him a little cake with a spoon

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3. Here comes the airplane!

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4. If that doesn’t work, let him lick just the frosting from your finger

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5. And if he still doesn’t want it, you can baby-bird it to him from your mouth

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6. Happy birthday! Nothing weird here at all!

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