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Blank Park Zoo baby camel name: Ozzie


DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Hundreds of children across Iowa sent in possible names for the Blank Park Zoo's new baby camel and the zoo says it has a winner: Ozzie.

Eight-year-old David Downs from Radcliffe sent in the winning name, which the Des Moines zoo released Tuesday. Ozzie is a male dromedary camel. He was born April 11, weighing about 90 pounds and was 4 feet tall. Dromedary camels have one hump on their backs and the world's only population of the species with wild behaviors is in Australia.

Ozzie's parents, Conan and Molly, were both born in Australia.

The zoo says there were other popular names submitted for the baby camel, including Humphrey, Humpty, Humpy and Lumpy.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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