Taipei Zoo pandas celebrate 11 birthdayYuan Yuan and Tuan Tuan, celebrated their 11th birthday with cakes decorated by animal care workers at the Taipei Zoo.

The pair each had one birthday cake specially made for them.

Zoo officials say Yuan Yuan’s frozen cake consisted largely of ice blocks topped with two large heart-shaped ice cubes made of carrot juice, and was decorated with sugar cane stalks, bamboo leaves, star-shaped watermelon rinds and flower-shaped carrots and apples.

Tuan Tuan, meanwhile, was treated to a similar ice cake that was topped witha panda ice sculpture, and decorated with pineapples and carrots

Yuan Yuan and Tuan Tuan were gifted to Taiwan by China in 2008 as a cross-Taiwan Strait gesture of goodwill.