Cookie the Cockatoo turns 78 years old

June 25, 2011 3:52:49 PM PDT
A bird that's been at Brookfield Zoo since it opened in 1934 celebrated his birthday Saturday.

Cookie the Cockatoo is 78. He was just 1 year old when he arrived at the zoo from Australia.

Cookie is what's called a Major Mitchell cockatoo. He may be the oldest living one in a zoo setting.

Cookie has been off exhibit since 2009 but he made an appearance on his big day.