Zoo celebrates milestone birthday for jaguar

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)--  The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honoring Muchacho, its male patriarch jaguar.

The zoo is celebrating Muchacho's 20th birthday on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with "Muchacho's Birthday Bash.

" The jaguar's actual 20th birthday falls on Friday, January 24, 2014, and the Zoo is proud of not only his longevity, but the testimony this sends to the quality of care all of the Zoo's endangered species receive.

Jaguars typically live twelve to fifteen years in the wild.

Schedule of events for "Muchacho's Birthday Bash"

Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first 300 children through the gate will receive a special jaguar-themed gift from the birthday boy as thanks for celebrating with him. Muchacho will be on exhibit all day to bask in the glow of his adoring fans!

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Glass Productions' Noisy Neighbors DJ and Purple People Painters Face


Location: Fountain Plaza

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sand Art

Location: Mayan Plaza, Jaguar Habitat

11:30 a.m.

Jaguar Talk with Special Birthday Enrichment

Location: Jaguar Habitat

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