BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Zoo is welcoming its latest addition after the surprise birth of a camel last month.

KXMB-TV reports Sadie the camel celebrated her 17th birthday on Friday, just 10 days after giving birth to a girl.

Katie Lind of the Dakota Zoo says a passerby alerted staff members that something seemed to be happening with Sadie, and the zoo's assistant director discovered the camel was giving birth after checking on her.

She says the baby has been staying close to her mother and getting used to her father, TJ, also being around.

Lind says the baby only is drinking milk but eventually will graduate to hay, alfalfa and grains.

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