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VIDEO: Mickey The Macaroni Penguin Celebrates 35th Birthday With Fishy Ice Cake

Mickey the macaroni penguin from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium celebrated her 35th birthday Wednesday. The zoo is home to seven macaroni penguins. She's one of the oldest of her species in the United States and to celebrate Mickey’s birthday, zookeepers made her an ice block cake filled with smelt and capelin fish.

Mickey arrived in Pittsburgh in 2003, and shares a birthday with Mickey Mouse, her namesake.