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Associated Press, Published May 12 2013

Bismarck's Dakota Zoo welcomes newborn camel to family

BISMARCK — Bismarck's Dakota Zoo is welcoming a newborn camel to its brood.

Young Tom Dooley, one of three Bactrian camels at the zoo, has a baby brother. The yet-to-be-named camel was born March 27 and is the second male born to Sadie.

The camel is just one of the newborns expected at the zoo, which is open for its summer hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in its 52nd season. Zoo marketing director Larry Klemer tells the Bismarck Tribune that he expects a miniature donkey to deliver a little one any day now.

Birthings were slow at the start of the season because of the weather, but Klemer says that the end of April and start of May have been busy.