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Camel rides return to Maryland Zoo

Two Arabian camels who spend their summers in Baltimore are taking on passengers for short daytime trips past their penguin and elephant neighbors at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for the next few months.

The one-humped animals, also known as dromedaries, arrived at the zoo last week from another facility in Missouri, where they spent the winter, the zoo said. Rides on "Pam" and "Mocha" for zoo visitors began Saturday.

The rides, available daily between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Labor Day, cost $7, the zoo said. The camels are located between the zoo's penguin and elephant exhibits.

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