A baby camel at the Bronx Zoo is the first camel born there since 1982.
Zoo officials say the male dromedary weighed in at a healthy 80 lbs. when he was born March 16, 2012. He could grow to more than 1,500 pounds as an adult.
The Bronx Zoo has 12 dromedary camels and one bactrian camel. Although most camels are tan or brown, they can range from white to black. The new calf is the only white camel in the zoo’s herd.
Visitors to the Bronx Zoo can ride one of the adult camels at the zoo’s Asia Plaza.
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