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Gorilla accepts 40th 'Bake Off' birthday cake

A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.

Zaire could be seen in a video from the zoo slowly picking at the pyramid-shaped cake in her enclosure before lying on her side, scooping it up in handfuls and waving a piece of pinkish jelly in the air.

The treat was made by Richard Burr, one of the finalists from The Great British Bake Off, who said the cake presented particular challenges as he could not use eggs, flour, butter or sugar.

Annita McVeigh reports.

  • 24 Oct 2014
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