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.
Rare baby camel makes debut at Hungarian zoo: http://t.co/W5Pq4aj2s2 Comes from an endangered species pic.twitter.com/LEFxYoogJW
— Yahoo (@Yahoo) April 15, 2014
Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary http://t.co/zcYjTy0mSy via @YahooNewsUK pic.twitter.com/szQ3q0yVx2
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) April 15, 2014
“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.”
Rare baby Bactrian camel born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park – The Star http://t.co/yO8swI520o pic.twitter.com/VmyIXfN3Jm
— Tweet To Yorkshire (@Tweet2Yorkshire) April 4, 2014
Recently another rare Bactrian baby camel was born at the Cincinnati Zoo.
The Pic of the Week is from Karen Rosen or our baby camel born on Tues. Upload your zoo pics with #cincyzoopic. pic.twitter.com/52Q3tZn1Te
— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) February 27, 2014
For all you baby camel lovers, here are some more precious pics of these little “ships of the desert.”
If you're ever feeling down, just look at this picture if a baby camel. pic.twitter.com/djOTN6J82X
— Brittany Norton (@brittanynortonn) April 1, 2014
[UNREVEALED] Baby Pict of Chen! So cute! http://t.co/pjMJ2rw2vy pic.twitter.com/aZu5EcDZNo
— Chen World (첸월드) (@ChenWorld) March 31, 2014
a baby camel 4 ur troubles pic.twitter.com/fRCGiRvnUY
— zoe (@elbowcat) April 16, 2014
Today is #HumpDay. Here's a picture of an adorable baby camel we feel you should be aware of. pic.twitter.com/AeRezszWNZ
— Mallzee (@Mallzee) March 12, 2014
Image via YouTube