NW Ohio zoo celebrates elephant's 1st birthday

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A northwest Ohio zoo is celebrating a big day for a big creature.

The Toledo's zoo African elephant, named Lucas, is marking his first birthday Saturday with a giant cupcake and other surprises. The zoo also invited visitors to sign a massive birthday card for him.

It marks one of his first public appearances at the zoo's new elephant exhibit.

The elephant was conceived through artificial insemination. He was named in honor of Lucas County voters who have supported the zoo.