Charming Camel Adds Two Humps to His Herd

Camel babies at ZSL Whipsnade zoo
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

A casanova camel who was no stranger to the ladies is now taking on the role of first-time father to newborns Millie and Mo. The ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in England recently welcomed the pair of youngsters, who were born to two different mother camels within days of each other. Dad Mantis, who is known for his lady-loving ways, takes a break from exhibiting his popular charm to care for his new offspring.

With his two additional humps to take care of, Mantis is proving to be a good dad. Zookeeper Donovan Glyn says, "Since Mantis joined the zoo as head camel he’s certainly been relishing all of the attention from our ladies — but the birth of his first two offspring mean it’s a whole new way of life for him and the herd."

Camel babies at ZSL Whipsnade zoo
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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