Bactrian camel Genghis got the hump this week at ZSL London Zoo – as zookeepers gave the moulting camel a helping hand on the hottest day of the year so far.
Zookeepers Mick Tiley and Jessica Young gave Genghis and his stablemate Noemie a brush in the sunshine yesterday, removing 5.8kg of fur to help keep the duo cool in the soaring temperatures.
But while Noemie luxuriated in the pampering - enjoying a tasty snack during the quick brush down - Genghis wasn’t quite so impressed.
Mick said: “Camels moult naturally once a year and Genghis and Noemie were about halfway through theirs, so while we were cleaning their paddock we helped finish it off for them.
“However, like all youngsters having a haircut, there was a certain amount of grumbling and Genghis didn’t hold back in showing me how unimpressed he was – I'd definitely have preferred a different kind of barber’s tip than the one I got!”
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