Maria is the oldest living three-banded armadillo in a North American zoo! She celebrated her birthday this year with a (fake) cake topped with bugs and a long nap. Do you, Maria. You've earned it.
April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day here in the United States and it's a great excuse to go visit the animals at your local zoo! Thanks to zoos, ordinary people can see and learn about animals from all over the world. If you simply can't make it to the zoo today, just look at these cute photos of zoo animals that we found instead.