|April Enjoying Birthday Cake!|
|Janet Gibson with "then and now" poster of April and Claire|
|Belize City Tumblers|
Jamal wisely planned the presentation of four birthday cakes for our beloved April. This gave all of the visiting school children a chance to view April happily devour a cake with pure glee as they sang the birthday song to her. She certainly did not mind having four small cakes instead of one big one.
April the tapir stands for so much at The Belize Zoo. For thirty years, she has brought a ton of joy and pride to the people of Belize. Without a doubt, it can be strongly stated that this one special animal, rescued as an injured baby thirty years ago, has opened the eyes and hearts of so many. April the tapir! Happy Birthday! You are a gift to our special nation. And a joy to us all. Many happy returns!
|Then and now poster "up close"|
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Post Script from Jamal:
TBZ got superb media coverage from the 3 leading media stations. Our Facebook page blew up with hundreds of new fans overnight because of that iconic photo merge of April and Claire Gibson in 1983 and 2013. I can’t tell you how overwhelmed we felt with such positive energy running through the zoo all of Friday. Here are the news piece links if you’d like to see some more about the day: