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Lu the Hippo celebrates 59th birthday in Tampa Bay

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 14:01:10-05

HOMOSASSA, Fla. — Happy Birthday to Lu the Hippo!

Lu became the oldest hippo in North America on Monday after he turned 59 years old.

He has called the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park home for more than five decades.

The hippo received a card and birthday cake to celebrate the major milestone.

Let's cheers to many more birthdays to come, Lu!