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Red River Zoo Celebrates Animal Births

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The Red River Zoo has some new baby animals and they're hoping you can help welcome them.

The zoo just announced the birth of a female Bactrian Camel born Wednesday, April 2.  The calf was born at approximately 12:30 p.m. with Zookeeper staff and zoo veterinarian Dr. Tom Colville. General Curator, Erick Lamun and Dr. Colville assisted in delivering the calf.  There were no complications and the calf was standing within an hour, and started nursing three hours later.

The Zoo also added a juvenile female camel, Amara (which is a Mongolian name meaning "peaceful") earlier this Spring.  This brings the Red River Zoo herd total to four; three females and one male. Bactrian Camels are critically endangered in the wild. 

In addition to the new Bactrian Camel calf, the zoo is also proud to report the birth of a female North American Porcupine on March 30, 2014 .  The "porcupette" is healthy and eating solid food. 

Four pygmy goats kids were also been born in early and mid April in the Children's Zoo Farm.

With all of the new baby animals, the Red River Zoo will be holding a Baby Shower the weekend of May 10 through May 31.  Visitors can stop by the Carousel Pavilion to see what baby animals need, and to vote on their favorite name for the new camel calf.

Visitors to the zoo will be able to see the new calf with her family in their exhibit.  The Red River Zoo is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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