Rare Baby Camel Born and He is the Cutest

By: Pam Wright - April 16, 2014

Cute baby animal lovers prepare yourselves.

A very rare baby camel was born April 9 at the Budapest Zoo and made his first appearance on Tuesday.

Little baby Ilias is of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species, which are mostly domesticated today.

Experts say there is still a small group of around 800 to 900 who live in the Gobi desert in Mongolia and China, but are very close to extinction.

Ilias’ mother is eight-year-old Iris, whose maternal line has been at the zoo for many years, and his father came from another zoo in Miskolc, in northeast Hungary.

Zookeepers waited a few days before presenting Ilias to the public, giving the little guy some time to bond with his mama.

“When he was born there were problems, the baby was looking for milk from the mother, but as this was her first baby she had no experience,” said Zoltan Hanga, a spokesperson for Budapest Zoo. “Us zookeepers had to hold down the mother and gently help the baby to feed.”

Recently another rare Bactrian baby camel was born at the Cincinnati Zoo.

For all you baby camel lovers, here are some more precious pics of these little “ships of the desert.”

Image via YouTube

Pam Wright

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