Baby camels Blossom and Blizzard bask in Britain’s baking Spring after battling off bitter cold snap

April 25, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

These cute baby camels are enjoying the warmer temperatures after facing a battle to survive when they were born in the middle of the freezing Spring cold-snap.

Adorable female Blossom and male Blizzard were nursed through rain, snow and heavy frosts after being born at the end of March.

Keepers at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcs., were forced to keep the baby Bactrian Camels warm as temperatures dropped to two degrees in the daytime.

Baby camels Blossom and Blizzard finally enjoy a taste of spring at West Midland Safari Park after being born in freezing temperatures in March

Baby camels Blossom and Blizzard finally enjoy a taste of spring at West Midland Safari Park after being born in freezing temperatures in March

But just a month later and with the thermometer rising to a balmy 16 degrees, the cute duo have been snapped together looking happy enjoying the start of Spring.

Blossom, who was born on March 20, and Blizzard, who was born on March 24, were given their names following a competition on the park’s Facebook page.

And while the babies start to warm up, it’s a different story for the adult camels who are starting to moult and shed the thick fur that has insulated them through the winter.

The double arrival means West Midland Safari Park now have eight Bactrian Camels – a species which is critically endangered, with an estimated number of only around 950 individuals remaining in the wild.

Safari Park staff nursed the pair of newborns through the rain, snow and freezing temperatures that saw heavy night time frosts and daytime temperatures hover around 2 degrees

Safari park staff nursed the pair of newborns through the rain, snow and freezing temperatures that saw heavy night time frosts and daytime temperatures hover around 2 degrees

A keeper said: “When Blossom and Blizzard were born it was freezing but now the temperatures have picked up they are a lot more perky.

“They are outside most of the time, meaning people driving by can see them frolicking about together.

“The adults have also started moulting, which we all hope is a sign that warmer weather is on its way.”

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