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Rare camel arrives at Woburn Safari Park

Six-year-old Khan arrives at Woburn. Credit: Woburn

A critically endangered camel has arrived at Woburn Safari Park.

Six-year-old Khan, a male Bactrian camel, arrived from Blackpool Zoo.

Khan is the first male camel to move to Woburn in 15 years and his arrival marks an important step for the conservation of the species.

Chris Smart, Head of Section for Reserves, said: “The arrival of Khan is very exciting for everyone at the Park, and we hope that we will see a new baby in the future.

"Bactrian camels are critically endangered, with only around 900 left in the wild in Mongolia and China, so ex-situ conservation is essential to help ensure their future survival.”

Six-year-old Khan arrives at Woburn. Credit: Woburn