Camel calf brings joy

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Flamingo Land staff are celebrating the birth of a baby camel.

The calf has yet to be named, but is said to be healthy and being looked after well by mum Abi.

A spokesperson for the resort, near Malton, said: “Abi was hand-reared but she still has a motherly instinct to make sure the calf is protected and suckling from her.”

Mum and calf are two-humped Bactrian camels, from the Gobi desert in Asia, which are a critically-endangered species because of droughts and attacks from wolves.

Female camels are pregnant for between 12 and 14 months.