SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Zoo celebrated the 45th birthday of the oldest black rhinoceros in North America with a special cake of rolled oats and molasses.

The exact date of Elly’s birth isn’t known, as she was born in the wild. But she has lived at the zoo since April 1974.

Zookeepers on Friday prepared a “sweet feed” of oats and molasses that read “45,” said zoo spokeswoman Nancy Hayden Crowley.

Happy 45th birthday to our female black rhino Elly! #FunFact Elly’s favorite treats are corn, beets and bananaspic.twitter.com/Fn2fsJLcmh

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Oldest black rhino in North America celebrates her 45th birthday