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Title:Rare Baby Camels Born
Author:Yorkshire Wildlife Park 
ID & Publication:20140611019 ~ The-Villager.co.uk 
Area:Branton 
Subject:Environment 
 Yorkshire Wildlife Park (14kb)

A trio of rare baby camels are thrilling Half Term 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 the camels 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 now for the first time enjoying being out and about with each other - much to the delight of visitors.’

First to be born was Gucci on March 20 to her mum Lottie. Then on April 6 first time mum Darcy gave birth to Gertie. Finally on April 26 the latest addition, who will be named soon, arrived under the watchful eye of mum Whipsnade.
Bactrian camels have become critically endangered in their native home, the Gobi desert of Northern China and Mongolia.

YWP, located in Branton just outside Doncaster, is part of a global mission to help conserve the species and has collaborated with other safari parks on breeding programmes.


The 70-acre park at Branton, which has won a string prestigious awards since it opened in 2009, has a unique collection of animals including Amur Tigers and Leopards, Painted Hunting Dogs, Lions and Giraffes.


It offers an unrivalled opportunity to come face to face with a huge range of some of the world's most beautiful and at risk animals.

See the Amur Leopards, the most endangered big cat on the planet, from an 8m-high viewing tower or through a 10m-glass wall at Leopard Heights. Visitors get the perfect view from a 150metre walkway of stunning Amur Tigers among waterfalls and pools.

Then there is Lion Country - home to the pride of ions rescued from a run-down zoo in Romania, now roaming in the extensive reserve with a lake and waterfalls.

Visitors also enjoy the great African Plains where Zebra, Antelope, Ankole Cattle and Ostrich roam free, and the playful monkeys in Lemur Woods. ?Then there are Meerkats in their new home Meerkat and Mongoose Mansion, Wallabies, Camels, Giant Anteaters, Zebra and many, many more.

There is also the weather proof 600 sqm Monkey Playbarn – the perfect place to warm up or stay out of the sun with a drink in the 120 seated eatery.

Children can enjoy three levels of play equipment, including climbing frames, dens, slides and rope bridges - in full view of the new baboon reserve through a glass wall.

Next door is the new Zoom Super Slide Barn, which has an Astra slide and two drop slides (height restrictions apply).
visit www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com

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