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Texas zoo pays tribute to Betty White on her 99th birthday

FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. White will turn 99 on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The original “Golden Girl” Betty White is honored with a special tribute at a Texas zoo on her 99th birthday

The San Antonio Zoo took to social media to pay tribute to White, thanking her for being “a friend to animals and zoos”, with a photo of three elephants, also called their “Golden Girls,” KSAT reported.

“From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!!!” the zoo wrote on their Facebook post.

From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!!! 🥳🥳🥳 Thank you for being a friend to animals and zoos!

Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Sunday, January 17, 2021

White celebrated her 99th birthday in her Los Angeles home, and told Associated Press her birthday plans included “feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her home.”

The zoo responded with an open invitation to White to pay their own ducks a visit, whenever travel is deemed safe again.

“All our ducks are in a row, so drop by anytime!” the zoo said.

One more thing Betty White: whenever it’s safe to travel, you always have an open invitation to pay our ducks a visit! All our ducks are in a row, so drop by anytime!

Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Sunday, January 17, 2021

According to the Associated Press, White said her birthday plans included staying up all night “without permission!” and having a hot dog dinner with her longtime friend and agent.


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