Bon Anniversaire, Claude! California Academy of Sciences Offers Fish Cupcakes to Special Albino Alligator

Claude the alibino alligator‘s 15th birthday party at the California Academy of Sciences went off this morning without a hitch.

KTVU TV has the best video of the affair, AFAICS (and there’s no pesky commercial so that’s a bonus).

The observation galleries were filled with sciencey-types:

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Claude knew something was going on – he was looking upwards like a pup about to get a special treat:

A couple of human birthday boys brought over the special cupcakes as Director of Communications Stephanie Stone emcee’d the affair:

Then the chief gator wrangler went over the wall and down the ladder - once more into the breach, dear friends:

She quickly tamed the hungry beast and kept it under control until…

…the special gatorcakes came down:

Then it was a frenzy:

Chewing, sort of:

 He got most of the cupcakes into his mouth…

…but not all. Here, some green “frosting” ends up landing on his snout:

Afterwards, there were plenty of regular cupcakes to go around for those born on 9-15:

 

Joyeux anniversaire! Bonne fête!

See you next year.

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3 Responses to “Bon Anniversaire, Claude! California Academy of Sciences Offers Fish Cupcakes to Special Albino Alligator”

  1. Great set of pics – glad you were there to capture the action. :)

  2. sfcitizen says:

    thx, it was my kind of event, one that starts on time and doesn’t have a lot of jibber jabber…

  3. Radio Bemba says:

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños, caimán!

    No somos todos francófilos quienes te desean una larga vida en éste, tu día.