Camel born at Flemish animal park

The Planckendael animal park, near Mechelen has a new resident. The park's camel Badia recently gave birth to her second calf. Mother and daughter are reported to be both doing well. Camels are an endangered species and staff at Plankendael are extremely proud of their new addition.

Mother camel Badia gave birth for the first time two years ago. Her first calf was named Neela. Before that it was 11 years previously that a camel had been born at Planckendael.

Unlike the dromedary, the camel is an extremely endangered species. It is expected that the Camel population in the wild will fall by 80% during the next 50 years.

Currently the number of wild camels in the Gobi Desert is estimated to be around a couple of hundred.