Monday 20 August 2018

This aardvark celebrating its birthday with cake is surprisingly adorable

Ali the aardvark celebrated her 14th birthday with a banana and avocado cake.

Avocados were recommended by the zoo's nutritionist because they are good for the skin (Shongololo90/Getty Images)
Avocados were recommended by the zoo's nutritionist because they are good for the skin (Shongololo90/Getty Images)

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shared an adorable video as Ali the aardvark celebrated her birthday with a special cake.

The aardvark is seen chowing down on an insect-filled cake, topped with bananas and avocados. She shared the cake with her baby Winsol.

The video now has 66,000 views, and it’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Happy 14th Birthday Ali! Her care team gave her a special cake made of her normal insectivore diet topped with bananas...

Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Thursday, April 26, 2018

The zoo said: “Her care team gave her a special cake made of her normal insectivore diet topped with bananas and avocados.

“The avocados were recommended by the zoo’s nutritionist because they’re good for her skin!”

Native to most regions in Africa south of the Sahara desert, the average lifespan of an aardvark is 23 years.

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