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A Baby Bactrian for England

Do you know how I know it’s Spring? Because every other day, I’m seeing news about baby animal births taking place in zoos and aquariums across the world!

Today’s news comes from Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England, where they are celebrating the birth of a baby Bactrian camel. They’ve already named her Pepper. She was born to mum Gypsy on March 22 but has only now been seen by the public.

Bactrian camels are usually found in parts of Asia, including China and Mongolia. They are classed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and baby Pepper is part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP).

The international conservation and science charity Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is also working to save wild Bactrian camels from extinction through conservation projects in Mongolia, in partnership with the National University of Mongolia.

Happy Humpday (^_^)

 

 http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/Whipsnade-Zoo-celebrates-birth-baby-Bactrian/story-29047571-detail/story.html#ixzz45jtCsaHr

 

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