COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – There will be a birthday party of pachyderm proportions at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Sunday. Missy the elephant is turning 50 years old.

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Missy is not only the oldest resident at CMZ, she’s one of the oldest African Elephants in the country.

She has surpassed the median life expectancy for a female African Elephant by 12 years.

(credit: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)

Her keepers say she’s patient but demanding, “kind of like you’d expect a golden girl to be.”

(credit: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)

Missy’s party on Sunday is included with admission.

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