April 11, 1909
Highly enthusiastic over the new-born camel are those connected with the Campbell Bros.' circus, which will be given for eight days in Convention hall, beginning April 17, and that same baby camel, now one week old, will be the source of amusement in the menagerie when the aggregation reaches Kansas City. At first it was feared that the camel would not be able to walk because of some malformation of the legs. The circus veterinary was put on the job and the long, slender legs were made strong and straight, until now the little beast is just as spry and awkward as any camel could ever be.
The show is to be given for the benefit of Kansas City's zoo in Swope park and part of the proceeds will go towards the purchasing of animals for that purpose.
Labels: animals, circus, Convention Hall, Kansas City Zoo, Swope park