There’s a new addition in the Camel yard at Poland’s Krakow Zoo: a female Bactrian Camel was born on May 15.
Photo Credit: Krakow Zoo
Bactrian Camels are pregnant for about 13 ½ months. Prior to giving birth, females remove themselves from the herd for a short time, which is a sign to zoo keepers that the baby’s arrival is imminent. Females give birth every two to three years.
Male and female Camels mature at different rates. Females are mature by age three, while males don’t mature until they are five to seven years old. Young males typically form bachelor herds, while females remain in the same herd as their mothers.