Kambiri, Franklin Park Zoo's baby gorilla, turned one on Thursday--and a Boston cupcake shop is joining in her celebration.
In Kambiri's honor, Sweet Cupcakes has created a special edition "Bananas for the zoo" cupcake, a dark chocolate cake with homemade banana buttercream frosting and a banana chip garnish. The special cupcake will be available from Saturday, November 5 through Friday, November 11 at Sweet's four locations in Back Bay, downtown, and Harvard Square.
As reported by Grub Street Boston, Sweet will donate $1 from the sale of each banana cupcake to Zoo New England.
The shop is also providing 250 mini cupcakes for the humans at Kambiri's birthday celebratio, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday November 5. According to the zoo, the gorilla exhibit will be festively decorated and Kambiri and the other gorillas will have their own birthday treats.
Kambiri means "allow me to join the family" in Nigerian. See pictures of Kambiri's mother, Kiki, naming her daughter.