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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Elephant Tipples

MOSCOW -- Russian elephant Elbrus, celebrating its birthday Wednesday, knocked back a 10-liter magnum of champagne out of bucket, Itar-Tass reported.

The gift came from Elbrus' keepers at the Moscow Zoo who insist the animal loves sweet things.

This was not the first time that the zoo's elephants have imbibed alcohol. Last December when temperatures plummeted to minus 30 degrees Celsius zoo keepers fed vodka to the animals to keep their spirits up and bloodstream warm.