20 Things That Turn 20 This Year

Oakland Zoo
July 25, 2018

Our beloved (and elusive) Luigi, the Indian Muntjac, turned 20 years old on July 25th. This little guy measuring about 2 ½ feet tall can be hard to see in his habitat next to the sun bears because he prefers the shade in his expansive space.

Luigi, the Indian Muntjac

In honor of the birthday boy, here is a list of 20 other things that also turn 20 this year!

1. A Bug’s Life

This follow-up to Toy Story continued to solidify the Bay Area based Pixar company in animation history.

2. Furbies

A recent reboot of this popular toy reminded us just how creepy they were  and still are.

3. Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time

Don't lie, you are singing it in your head right now, if not out loud.

4. Vervet Monkeys Arrive at Oakland Zoo

The troop of vervet, or green monkeys arrived to their new section of the zoo which also is home to meerkats, hyenas, and more!

5. Dirk Nowitzki’s Rookie Year

This 7 ft German sensation is still going strong and just signed a contract for his 21st season!

6. Family Guy

After a brief hiatus early on, the Simpson-esque New England family is still on the air continuing to push the envelope.

7. Google

How did people Google stuff before?

8. Titanic Wins 11 Oscars

Celebrating 20 years of people shouting "I'm the King of the World!" on every boat they go on.

9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book

This book revolutionized the world and asked the important question - are you a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor?

10. Balthazar the Giraffe Born

This Christmas baby also is resentful his birthday falls on a holiday.

11. Broncos Win their First Super Bowl

Sorry Raider fans, keep scrolling...

12. Sega Dreamcast

The dream only lasted about 2 1/2 years for this system. SEGA!

13. Pepsi One

This drink was 3 years shy of reaching its 20 year mark...guess 1 calorie was 1 too many.

14. Antz

Wait, didn't we do this one already?

15. Michael Jordan Hits Famous Last Shot

Bulls fans remember, Jazz fans won't ever forget it.

16. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing

Danced to at a rulers distance by oh so many middle schoolers.

17. Wild Thornberrys

A terrific show many zoo lovers grew up with encouraging empathy toward animals, other cultures and ways of life, and diversity of the world.

18. Paco the Blue & Gold Macaw Arrives

This parrot's date of birth is unknown because he was privately owned, but we do know he's at least 20!

19. Pokemon on Game Boy

Just when you caught them all, they introduced more, and more, and more!!

20. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

Just going leave this here...