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Camels get a 'haircut' at London Zoo

A video shared by the zoo showed a Bactrian camel named Genghis and his stablemate Noemie snacking on leaves while being brushed by zookeepers in the enclosure.

According to the zoo the keepers removed 5.8 kg (12.78 pounds) of fur, helping the animals stay cool in hot weather.

"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," zookeeper Mick Tiley said in an emailed statement.

"Noemie loved it, and snacked on some tasty leaves while we gave her a good brush - 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!" Tiley added.

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