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Cute Baby Camel Is Now A Social Media Superstar Because Of Its Name

Travelers Today       By    Joseph Peter Capaque

Updated: Jun 09, 2016 01:23 PM EDT

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The official name of Lincoln Park Zoo's newest addition to the Bactrian camel family has flamed a Twitter discussion, making the baby a certified social media superstar.

The park's Zoological Manager, Dan Boehm, told Reuters on Tuesday that they are very surprised with the social media buzz caused by the "tiny" fellow. He adds that the camel is adjusting very well and "very precocious".

The one-month-old Bactrian camel is named "Alexander Camelton" by its caregivers as a nod to the hit musical "Hamilton" and a Founding Father of America, Alexander Hamilton.

Camelton was born on May 9 in front of a happy audience at the zoo's outdoor enclosure at the Antelope and Zebra Area. He was a healthy 4-foot, 37-kilogram baby boy, the first baby camel born at the zoo ever since 1998.

"He'll likely weigh upwards of 2,000 pounds and measure 7 feet tall at the top of his humps as a mature adult male," according to the zoo's Facebook post.

Father Scooter and mother Nasan, parents of the famous boy, must be very proud of the baby camel's fame.

Guests who want updates and information about the social media superstar can visit the zoo's fact page.

The zoo is inviting people to visit the camel and his herd, and gives them an opportunity to feed the animals as well.

Lincoln Park Zoo is a 951,011 square meter zoo in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1868, making it to the list of oldest zoos in the United States. Lincoln Park Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is available to tourists for free.

Aside from camels, it also houses big cats, penguins, gorillas, reptiles, polar bears, monkeys and other 200 species. Guests can also see a burr oak tree that is growing on the same spot since 1830.

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