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Alexander Camelton: Zoo baby named after Broadway hit

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by ALI GOSTANIANA

Chicago zoo celebrated International Ungulate Day and the upcoming Tony Awards with a creative name for its newly born Bactrian camel.

The Lincoln Zoo announced over the weekend that the baby calf was named "Alexander Camelton" — a nod to founding father Alexander Hamilton and the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," which picked up a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations.

"Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda seemed to appreciate the tribute, tweeting a surprised face and camel emoji in response to the punny name.

Little Camelton, 4 feet tall and 81 pounds at his birth, made his official debut on May 18th, according to a statement released by the Lincoln Park Zoo.

He is the first successful offspring for his mother, Nasan, and her mate, Scooter, and is the first camel born at the zoo since 1998.

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