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St. Louis Zoo welcomes camel baby on 'Hump Day'

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 5:33 p.m. CDT; updated 9:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 19, 2014
Presley, a newborn Bactrian camel, was born June 4 and weighed 86 pounds. He lives in the St. Louis Zoo with his parents, Elvis and Celeste.

ST. LOUIS — How appropriate: The new camel at the St. Louis Zoo was born on "Hump Day."

The male camel named Presley was born June 4, a Wednesday, to parents Elvis and Celeste. The zoo announced details of the birth this week.

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The Bactrian camel weighed 86 pounds at birth. Bactrian camels have two humps and can eventually weigh up to 1,800 pounds. They are endangered, with fewer than 1,000 in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China.

 


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