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New baby camels at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The rare baby camels that have been born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The rare baby camels that have been born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

A trio of rare baby camels are thrilling visitors ‎at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Gertie, Gucci and one baby, still to be named, are a welcome boost for the critically endangered Bactrian Camels species, whose numbers in the wild have dwindled to around 1,000.

The baby camels are now great friends and out and about in their reserve with their eight-strong family, including their father Khan - delighting visitors.

“It has been a very exciting time for us welcoming three new baby camels. 
“Keeping them in a large, social herd as they would in the wild has contributed to the success of the breeding programme.

“We are so pleased at how well they are doing and it’s great to be able to share this with our visitors,” said YWP director Cheryl Williams.

“They are all getting along brilliantly. 
“The mothers have been very attentive and Darcy, a first time mother, has taken to her role extremely well.

“They all have a wonderful, gentle nature and are enjoying being out and about for the first time.”

Bactrian camels have become critically endangered in their native home, the Gobi desert of Northern China and Mongolia.

YWP, located in Branton, is part of a global mission to help conserve the species.

 

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