Louisville Zoo planning birthday celebration for Helen the gorilla and Qannik and polar bear

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Zoo will host a celebration Saturday for two of its most popular guests.

Helen the gorilla is celebrating her 61st birthday at 10:30 a.m. at Gorilla Forest, and Qannik the polar bear is celebrating her 8th birthday at 11:30 a.m. in Glacier Run.

Helen, the great-great-grandmother of Kindi, who also lives at the Louisville Zoo, is the third-oldest gorilla in the world. Qannik was rescued from Alaska in 2011 after she was separated from her mother and sibling.

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