Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 23 September 2020

Welcome, Lulu: Baby camel born at Al Wadi Desert nature reserve

The fluffy little one joins the herd at the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah destination

If you're planning a staycation this summer, one local spot might have just jumped its way to the top of any must-visit list.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed Luliwa, a new baby camel at its Al Wadi Desert nature reserve.

The little Arabian camel, who was born on May 9, goes by the moniker Lulu, with her name taken from the Arabic word for pearl.

The protected nature reserve spans more than 1,200 acres, and is home to a number of Arabian camels, which are known for their distinctive singular hump. Around 135 Arabian gazelles and oryx also roam the Al Wadi Desert, while falcons and owls dot the sky.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more photos of Lulu.

Lulu, who was a healthy 34 kilograms and 120 centimetres tall at birth, is the daughter of Darling and Bob, part of the reserve's camel herd.

"Darling and Luliwa have been inseparable since birth with Lulu displaying an inquisitive and energetic personality," a statement from Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah added.

The hotel, a luxury resort made up of Bedouin-style villas, offers nature drives of the reserve, as well as stargazing and bird-watching.

"At The Ritz-Carlton, we have a genuine commitment to supporting our community and protecting and conserving our environment," said Tracey Oliver, general manager of the resort. "Guests are invited to connect with nature and encounter the majestic birds and wildlife who call the nature reserve their home."

Updated: June 14, 2020 04:52 PM

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