Plan underway to mark Elephant Momo’s 69th Birthday for 3 consecutive days

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A 66th birthday party of the elephant Mo Mo is in progress.

A living icon of the Yangon Zoological Gardens, Momo the elephant will be congratulated on its 69th birthday for three consecutive days starting from 28 October. Stalls are also planning to sell products at the event.
The elephant, Momo that has been entertaining visitors at the zoo for more than 50 years, was born in 1953 and retired in October 2016.
People’s favourite elephant, Momo was spotted wandering in the woods alone by U Khun Sanda, the timber worker from the Loikaw Township, Kayah State in 1961. Then, he decided to hand her over to the Yangon Zoological Gardens by timber truck after bringing her to his home. He named the elephant “Momo” after his wife when officials from the Yangon Zoological Gardens asked to name her.
It is known that Momo has been performing concerts for visitors at the zoo and also carried the sacred relic of the tooth of the Lord Buddha in the State’s flagship events. Though she stepped back from the entertainment business, she has been caring for baby elephants at the Yangon Zoological Gardens.
A lot of programmes will be held as the “Momo’s Birthday Weekend”, such as cutting the birthday cake made of sugarcanes, bananas and fruits, releasing birds according to the numeral of birthdays, a slideshow of Momo’s photos, music concerts, magic shows, entertainment of various animals, memorable photo shoots and game plans.
A birthday party of Momo has been celebrated annually starting from its 60th birthday and fans of Momo were present at the party. Shop owners wishing to participate in the celebration of Momo may contact 09 262499324 of the Yangon Zoological Gardens and its social networking site of the zoo. — TWA/GNLM

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