Searching for Camel's Mate
by JACOB BENNETT
Courier & Press staff writer 464-7434 or
Thursday, July 13, 2006
“Wanted: One male camel, two humps, for a 3-year-old lady.
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden officials are trying to line up
a male Bactrian camel to breed with Renee, their Evansville-born
They may have one that could be here as soon as this weekend,
but the deal could possibly fall through.
And even if everything goes according to plan, the camel would
need to be quarantined for at least one month and be tested for
"All this stuff is up in the air," said Dan McGinn, zoo
director. "We're always looking for animals. There's all kinds
of things going on."
The leading candidate currently lives at a zoo in Boston.
Officials said they wouldn't release more details until the
camel is here and on display.”