Happy Humpday, folks! It’s that time of year when you can’t walk more than 5 yards without tripping over a baby animal! (we wish)
This goes for camels as well, but what are the details of their gestation, of their size when born?
From zooborns.com: “Gestation lasts around 13 months, with most young being born from March through April. One or, occasionally, two calves are produced, and the female can give birth to a new calf every other year. Young Bactrian Camels are precocial, being able to stand and run shortly after birth, and are fairly large at an average birth weight of 36 kg (79 lb). They are nursed for about 1.5 years. The young calf will stay with its mother for three to five years, until it reaches sexual maturity, and often serves to help raise subsequent generations for those years.”
SEVENTY-NINE POUNDS?! Great googly moogly!
Well, here’s today’s #camelfact, as well as some photos of baby camels!!