Metro Richmond Zoo welcomes new baby camel

Metro Richmond Zoo welcomes new baby camel
The Metro Richmond Zoo has welcomed a new baby Dromedary camel! (Source: Metro Richmond Zoo - Facebook)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Metro Richmond Zoo has welcomed a new baby Dromedary camel!

The newest addition was born on April 4 to parents Mindy and Walter.

" Unfortunately, Mindy did not show maternal care to her new baby and would not let her nurse. Thus, zoo staff deemed it necessary to hand raise her," the zoo said in a Facebook post.

Baby Camel

COVID-19 has stopped or altered much of our daily lives, but here's something that hasn't changed: spring babies at the Zoo! <3 Meet the newest (and most adorable) member of the zoo family: a female Dromedary camel. She was born on April 4th to parents, Mindy and Walter. Unfortunately, Mindy did not show maternal care to her new baby and would not let her nurse. Thus, zoo staff deemed it necessary to hand raise her. She is bottle-fed five times a day and is receiving lots of love from our animal care team. When she is older, she will be introduced to her own kind. Stay tuned for more photos of new babies at the Zoo! music: www.bensound.com

Posted by Metro Richmond Zoo on Thursday, April 9, 2020

She is being fed five times a day and getting lots of love from the animal care team.

The zoo says she will be introduced to her own kind when she is older.

The zoo did not say if the baby camel has a name yet in the post.

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