Kaley Cuoco Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Instagram-Famous Lions and Tigers: Photos

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Lions and tigers and besties, oh my! Kaley Cuoco ushered in her 30th birthday early on Sunday, Nov. 29, with a group of her closest pals, and some Instagram-famous lions and tigers.

The newly single Big Bang Theory actress posted a photo of herself in a birthday hat on Saturday, Nov. 28, looking out from the window seat of a plane with a glass of wine in hand. "2 planes, 12 best friends, one 30th bday," Cuoco wrote. "Destination unknown = priceless."

Eventually, it was revealed that she had ended up in Mexico, where she joined Black Jaguar White Tiger founder Eduardo Serio at his wildlife sanctuary in Monterrey. "Starting off my 30th year with a roar," the star captioned a snap of herself petting a tiger. "Surrounded by my best friends and all the lions and tigers I can count 😍 @blackjaguarwhitetiger #ithinkthismustbeheaven #cuocosistersbirthdayextravaganza."

Cuoco also posted a photo with Serio, who is famous on Instagram for his [cut many] hilarious and cute animal videos and photos. "Epic Eddie #badassdude #ouralbumcover @blackjaguarwhitetiger #dirty30 #savingtheworldonerescuecatatatime," Cuoco captioned one pic. 

@blackjaguarwhitetiger #cuocosistersbirthdayextravaganza #dreaming

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Other fun moments from inside the sanctuary included Cuoco cuddling a little lion, and "very serious conversations being had" with a pride of three little cubs. The actress also met a black panther and jaguar from behind a fence. "The famous and insanely beautiful Ma-Tzu & Cielo," Cuoco wrote, alongside a pic of herself gawking at the critters.

While the vast majority of Cuoco's snaps were at the wildlife center, the star shared a group snap with her getaway friends, including her sister and fellow birthday girl Briana Cuoco, Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, and Mean Girls actress Lacey Chabert.

Cuoco previously made headlines last week after she posted a pic of herself covering up her wedding date tattoo with fresh ink. "Thank you @nero_sct @studiocitytattoo for helping me right my wrongs.." she captioned a snap of herself in the process. "Note to self- do not mark your body with any future wedding dates 😂 #under30mistakes." It's been a rough 29 for TV's highest-paid actress, who announced in September that she and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, were divorcing just 21 months after they tied the knot. 

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