Paignton Zoo near Torquay are celebrating the arrival of a Bactrian camel but as yet have not come up with a name for the youngster.

The baby came was born to father Oscar who is 17 years old and has been at Paignton Zoo since December 1994 and came from Chester Zoo. His mother, Carmel is 18 and came to Paignton in 1994 from Whipsnade Zoo. This is their eighth youngster and the Zoo’s first camel birth since March 2009.

Paignton Zoo has a varied amount of animals and is a fantastic way to spend a day whilst here on the English Riviera. Whilst staying at our guest house we can provide you with vouchers which entitle you to a £1 of each adult visiting the zoo and 50p per child.