Va. Zoo celebrates two special birthdays with ‘powdered insectivore’ cakes

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Dora and Diego are two of the Virginia Zoo’s screaming hairy armadillos.

The pair celebrated their 2nd birthdays on Saturday and were even greeted with “cake”!

“For the birthday cakes, the Zoo chefs used powdered insectivore diet and water to create a paste thick enough to make the “cake” portion and utilized baby food, honey and food coloring to make the sticky, sweet icing,” says the Virginia Zoo staff  in Norfolk.

The cakes were gone within minutes and zookeepers say they headed off to nap shortly after. 

Happy Birthday, Dora and Diego!  

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