May 27, 2012 on: Environment, General, International

A new baby that weighed-in at 102 pounds at birth is turning up the "cute factor" a notch at the Detroit Zoo.

Pronounced (BULL-gan) he was named for a province in Mongolia where the species is from.The calf is about 3 feet tall and could grow to about 7 feet tall by the time he"s four years old. According to the Detroit Zoo website, camels are born after a gestation period of a year to 14 months. A newborn calf is able to stand and walk alongside its mother in as little as 30 minutes. Contrary to popular belief, camels store fat - not water - in their humps, providing energy when food is limited. The Bactrian camel has two humps, compared to the dromedary camel, which has one. The easiest way to remember this camel trivia is to turn the first letter of the camel"s name on its side. "B" for Bactrian has a double hump and "D" for dromedary has a single hump. With the ability to survive in temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, Bactrian camels are well-suited to Michigan"s climate. They grow thick winter coats to withstand cold temperatures, and in the summer their coats shed away in large clumps, giving them a ragged, unkempt appearance. Visitors can check out Bulgan, along with his parents and a 16-year-old female camel named Princess, at the camel habitat across from the Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain at the Detroit Zoo. Please note that this article and / or its accompanying media (picture, video, sound files etc…) has not been written, created or taken by M.A.D. Investment Solutions staff. It is not copyrighted to M.A.D. Investment Solutions nor does the company claim any ownership or rights towards the content and its accompanying media. The above article does not in any case represent the views or opinions of M.A.D. Investment Solutions or any of its affiliate individuals or companies. The article above is purely meant as a source of information to readers and does not constitute a legal or biding agreement in any way, shape or form. Ownership of the content and its accompanying media remains with its legal owner or contributor but was sourced from Public Domain sources. If you are the owner of this content or its media and would like it replaced or taken out of our website, please contact us on: info@mad-mongolia.com. For contact and comments directly relating to the above article and or its accompanying media, please refer to the source as stated below.

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