Benidorm´s Terra Natura theme park will be awash with colour on Friday, as the animals get together with their human handlers to celebrate their very own Hindu “Holi” festival, to celebrate the birthday of one of their star attractions, Elefanta Petita.
The story of Elefanta Petita was first one of sadness, ridiculed and ostracized because of her looks, the other elephants used to laugh and call her names. Then one sunny summer´s day, a miracle took place, as one of the group, Kaiso, who had felt pity on Petita, started to play with her and gradually managed to introduce her into the pachyderms.
Now, at 41 years of age, the animal park will burst with excitement, as the traditional festival of colour starts at 12:30 in the amphitheatre, with the birds of prey putting on a show, before a delegation make their way to the elephant enclosure to present a specially prepared banquet of fruit and vegetables, before all joining in with the traditional “happy birthday” song, before the rainbow of colours, water and light highlights the big day of one of the most special animals with a unique history.
Happy birthday Elefanta Petita.
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