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One hump or two?

Baby camels Samara and Sarah were born at the Minnesota Zoo on Friday the 13th and April 2 respectively. I’m going to go check them out tomorrow whilst enjoying the last weekend of Farm Babies.

According to the Strib, “Bactrian camels have two humps rather than the single hump of their Arabian relatives…Suffering from habitat loss and domestication, there are fewer than 1,000 in the wild.”

They don’t say how old a camel has to be before you can ride it. These babies look pretty strong, so I’m guessing they could hold me. As for racing, they may need to wait a month or so.

And speaking of the Strib’s coverage, they have some pretty great video of the camels here but it’s unembeddable and doesn’t have a permalink. Do you need some help understanding how social media content works, guys?

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