One of Tulsa's Tallest Residents Celebrates Birthday

One of Tulsa's tallest residents is celebrating his 21st birthday Thursday with plenty of onlookers and celebration.

The Tulsa Zoo is throwing yet another birthday bash for one of its residents and this time its for Samburu the giraffe. At almost 18 feet tall and 2,500 pounds the giraffe will turn the good ole age of 21.

According to the release, zoo faculty and guests can celebrate with special birthday treats for Samburu. He will even receive his very own birthday tree.

Other activities and plenty of birthday snack will be presented to Samburu aka "Sam," including strawberries, bananas and some romaine lettuce.

For more information about the Tulsa Zoo, visit or call 918.669.6600.