Friday, June 10, 2016

Lincoln Park Zoo's New Camel Is Named Alexander Camelton

The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a new camel last month, and if its name is any indication, the animal is destined for greatness.  Born to Bactrian camels Nasan and Scooter on May 9, "Alexander Camelton" entered the world a healthy 81 pounds, already standing four feet tall.Alexander was named in honor of the founding father, who's going through a pop-culture rebirth thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, which debuts in Chicago later this year.  Zookeepers even cited the record-shattering hip-hopera "Hamilton" in their naming decision, which they announced in a Saturday Facebook post.

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