Tai Shan Enjoys Giant Veggie-Sicle Cake on 4th Birthday

Posted on July 11, 2009

Tai Shan Veggie Sicle Cake

Tai Shan, a giant panda, recently celebrated his 4th birthday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. Tai Shan celebrated with guests and singing. There was also a giant three-tiered "veggie-sicle" cake. The cake was made for Tai Shan by Zoo commissary staff. They freezed a combination of water, beets and beet juice while enhancing it with bamboo and fruit. The zoo says Tai Shan is considered a teenager in "bear years" at age four. You can see more photos of Tai Shan enjoying his veggie-sicle cake here. Happy birthday Tai Shan.

Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo