To the amazement of visitors at Zurich Zoo today, a baby camel was born on exhibit! These first pictures show the calf as he tries to get a leg up. 17 year old mum 'Urga' is the proud mother of this her seventh calf. Father 'Ulan' (not pictured) shares his son's white coloring.
Bactrian camels are critically endangered in the wild and the St. Louis Zoo is helping to preserve the species with their latest birth. This shaggy little male calf, born to parents Minnie and Elvis, will reach 1,600-1,800 lbs. in adulthood! Camels are famous for carrying people across the deserts of the Middle East and Africa but they actually originated in North America and migrated across the Bering Strait.
Originally ignored by her mother, the Mesker Park Zoo's newest Bactrian camel calf was cared for by keepers for her first week. However, mother camel, Renee, finally came around and is now hopelessly devoted to her little girl, following little Miley everywhere around the exhibit.
Above Photo Credit: Bill Palmer
Learn more about the little camel on the Mesker Park Zoo's blog.
actrian camel calves Sarah and Samara both weighed 98 lbs at birth. While they might sound like big babies, the little girls will continue to gain 3-5 lbs per day until they reach their adult size of 2,200-2,400 lbs.
Critically endangered, there are fewer than 1,000 Bactrian Camels left in the wild. Born April 2nd and March 13th respectively, check out Sarah and Samara at the Minnesota Zoo now while they are still (relatively) little tikes!
At one month of age, Eugenia the baby dromedary camel is still getting used to her very long legs and wobbly frame at the Benito Juarez Zoo in Morelia Michoacán Mexico. The video is grainy but Eugenia's high-spirits are evident.
Baby camels are just plain goofy. This little dromedary camel was born at the Bosque y Zoologico in Mexicali, Mexico on March 6th. While the pictures are a bit grainy, the camels absurdly long legs and neck are clearly visible, as is her healthy appetite.