Baby Camels born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
14 March 2022
Two Bactrian camel calves have been born at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in a camel baby boom.
The first calf aptly arrived in time for a double Royal celebration. Mum Elizabeth, who was born during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and was given the monarch’s name, has given birth to a baby girl just in time for this year’s Platinum Jubilee festivities.
The second calf arrived this morning (Friday 11th March). Mum Darcy was very proud of her girl and she gave birth while the rangers who care for the camels were close at hand.
“We’re ecstatic to have two new additions to the herd and can’t wait to see visitors' faces when they spot the new arrivals” said Ayshea Seston, Hoofstock Team Leader at the 175-acre park. “ It is lovely to have two calves born closely together so they will grow up together – it will be lovely to see them playing together in the reserve. It was especially exciting to see the birth of Darcy’s calf this morning as they usually give birth at night but she had waited for us this morning! ’.