Giraffe Mesmerized As Zoo Staff Sing Her Happy Birthday: VIDEO

Brookfield Zoo staff sing happy birthday to Arnieta the giraffe.

Arnieta, a reticulated giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo, just celebrated her sweet sixteen birthday! As part of the celebration, zoo staff serenaded the tall teen with a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday.” To celebrate her birthday, the zoo staff provided a special cake. Arnieta seemed more interested in eating the cake… at first.


Arnieta the giraffe got a special birthday cake.
Image from TikTok.

When the singing started, Arnieta whipped her head up to stare at the assembled staff as they sang, “Happy birthday to you…”

Giraffe mesmerized by Brookfield Zoo staf as they sing "Happy Birthday" to her.
Image from TikTok.

The curious giraffe listened attentively to the entire birthday song, staring at the staff as if mesmerized.

Brookfield Zoo staff singing "Happy Birthday" to Arnieta the giraffe.
Image from TikTok.

Arnieta’s focus returned to the cake as soon as the singing stopped, and she would not be deterred. Chomp chomp!

After a song, Arnieta wanted her cake! Image is two frames of the her sniffing, then taking a bite of her special cake.
Image from TikTok.

We’re unsure if all the Brookfield Zoo residents get special birthday celebrations like the one they gave Arnieta. However, they celebrate some birthdays for others, as Fisher the seal was honored on his first birthday.


Our birthday boy is o-fishally one. Wish Fisher a happy birthday down below! #GraySeals #Seals #sealsoftiktok

♬ original sound – tuckerbudzyn

The staff also provides special holiday treats at certain times of the year. For Halloween, several critters got pumpkins to munch. On St. Patrick’s Day, all the treats are green! At Christmas, the reigning favorite treats seem to be ice cakes with frozen fruit treats. It is clear that the staff love all the animals in their care.

Watch the entire birthday celebration for Arnieta:


Arnieta has taken another trip around the sun. Happy 16th birthday Arnieta! 🦒 #giraffe #giraffesoftiktok #reticulatedgiraffe

♬ original sound – Brookfield Zoo

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