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Celebrate Lu the Hippo’s 59 Birthday at the Wildlife Park January 28

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 23, 2019

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, will host a special celebration for Lu the Hippopotamus’ 59th birthday on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:30 am.

For this celebration, local schools bring children to the park to join visitors in singing “happy birthday” to Lu and park staff will present Lu with his specially made birthday cake. This year, the state park has partnered with Florida-based company The Hyppo for refreshing seasonal popsicles to enjoy during the celebration. They Hyppo makes delightful all-natural ice pops from everything under the sun, using only the freshest fruit they can find. Popsicles will be served at the 10:30 presentation and are on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Regular park admission will apply for this event. For more information, please visit the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park’s Facebook page or call the state park at 352-628-5343.

Image of Lu, the Hippo courtesy of Joe Dube.

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This event will take place Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 South Suncoast Boulevard in Homosassa Springs, Florida.