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    At Whipsnade Zoo in Hertfordshire, three of the newest arrivals were introduced to the news photographers on Thursday (8 April).

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    At Whipsnade Zoo in Hertfordshire, three of the newest arrivals were introduced to the news photographers on Thursday (8 April). They were three Bactrian camels who were born at the zoo on the 18th, 22nd and 28th March this year.

    The two males have been named Shadrach and Meshach, and the white females is called Abednego. During their first encounter with the news cameras, it was Abednego who was the most difficult, and her keeper had a hard job keeping her under control.

    The mothers of all three off-spring originally came from Moscow Zoo, U.S.S.R., in 1970. However, for male camels variety is the very spice of life, and all three youngsters owe their existence to the same father, Nicholas. He also came originally from Moscow, arriving at Whipsnade in 1962.

    Whipsnade Zoo, which is situated on several hundred acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside a few miles from London, is one of the most up-to-date zoos in Europe. Though not as famous as the much older London Zoo, it does have the advantage of being much more open. It was one of the first zoos in the world to breed polar bears in captivity.

    SYNOPSIS: Whipsnade Zoo lies amid several hundred acres of rolling countryside in Hertfordshire, just a few miles from London in the United Kingdom. Though not as famous as its much older neighbour in London, it is one of the most up-to-date zoos in Europe. The zoo's newest additions were proudly introduced to the news cameras on Thursday.

    The three Bactrian camels were born within ten days of each other at the end of last month. The two males have been named Shadrach and Meshach, while the light-coloured female is called Abednego. During their first encounter with the news cameras, it was Abednego who caused her keeper most trouble trying to keeper her under control.

    The mothers of the three off-spring originally came from Moscow Zoo in 1970. However, for make camels variety is the very spice of life, and all three youngsters owe their existence to the same father, Nicholas. He too came originally from Moscow, arriving at Whipsnade in 1962.

    Although Whipsnade does not have the variety of animals that London has, it is much more open, and has a good record of breeding animals in captivity -- including polar bears.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWRPYO4TYO61EUNTUAA3WYONL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWRPYO4TYO61EUNTUAA3WYONL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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