WASHINGTON - Zookeepers at Smithsonian's National Zoo helped Giant Panda Xiao Qi Ji celebrate his third birthday Monday.
Staff members surprised him with a panda-friendly fruitsicle cake.
The cake was made with frozen diluted apple and pineapple juices and was "frosted" with a mixture of mashed sweet potatoes, mashed carrots and honey.
Giant Panda Xiao Qi Ji celebrates 3rd birthday at National Zoo
Keepers decorated the three-tiered with apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and bamboo sprigs.
This will be Xiao Qi Ji’s last birthday in Washington, D.C. He and his parents, 25-year-old Tian Tian and 25-year-old Mei Xiang will leave the Zoo by December.
A giant farewell celebration will be held at the Zoo from September 23 to October 1.