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New camels arrive at Oakland Zoo

Monday, June 10, 2013
Two new Arabian camels have arrived at the Oakland Zoo.

(Zookeeper Alicia Powers/Oakland Zoo)

Two new Arabian camels have arrived at the Oakland Zoo.

The young female is named Zahara, which means "shining, exquisite flower" in Arabic. There's also a young male, named Bahir, which means "dazzling."

The young camels weigh about 630 pounds each, and will grow to reach 1,100-1,500 pounds.

The two came from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas and are from the same blood line as the zoo's current camels.

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