Most American teens consider themselves too cool for birthday parties. Leave the cupcakes and the brightly colored hats to the children, they scoff. The fifteenth birthday is particularly agonizing: so sure of your own maturity, yet so not allowed to drive a car. Raja, a much-adored member of the Saint Louis Zoo's elephant posse, has no such qualms about his fifteenth (although he, too, is prohibited from driving). This beloved Asian elephant parties in style, as the world-class zoo in Forest Park once... More >>>