Happy Sweet Sixteen, Alfonz!

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Alfonz!

This week, we were lucky enough to celebrate Alfonz, the Siberian Lynx’s sixteenth birthday! Alfie and his buddy Linky were both very curious about the colorful streamers and banners hung up around their enclosures this Saturday. Alfie’s birthday was certainly an occasion to remember and a very different experience from a chimpanzee birthday party. The morning started out with a special steak breakfast inside festive birthday bags. Alfie and Linky seemed a bit confused as to why they were being given these bags and what they were supposed to do with them, but once they figured out that there was a delicious meal inside these suspicious packages, both cats regained focus and devoured their breakfasts. Since it was such a sunny and beautiful day outside, these lucky lynx cooled down with some frozen scented stuffed animals (cinnamon, coffee grounds, and lavender oil; all of Alfie’s favorites). They also received some exciting new enrichment: a mobile hung up with chicken drumsticks and meat wrapped in cinnamon sprinkled towels. A lynx birthday party is certainly not as raucous as the birthday parties of chimpanzees, but Alfie showed in his own way how much he enjoyed all the extra attention and treats.

Kaleigh, Volunteer

Check out pictures of Alfie’s birthday party here!