Baby's first checkup gets Moses over the hump
April 14, 1998
Web posted at: 11:29 p.m. EDT (0329 GMT)
MIAMI (CNN) -- He's knock-kneed, his legs seem way too long and he is a little unsteady on his feet. But he's only a baby.
When Moses, a 4-day-old camel at Miami's Metrozoo, was coaxed away from his mother for an exam, his handlers learned he weighs 88 pounds -- which may seem big for an infant, but isn't much compared to the 1,300 to 1,800 pounds he will weigh when fully grown.
Moses also got his heart checked, his teeth examined and -- those things all children dread -- shots, including vitamin E, penicillin and tetanus. Moses got a clean bill of health and went to take an nap, resting up for the future. It is expected that he will be sold to another zoo when he is between 6 months and 8 months old.