Camels http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Is The Saint Louis Zoo Tackling Camel Diseases In Kenya? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saint-louis-zoo-tackling-camel-diseases-kenya <p></p><p>Camels are known for their ability to travel long distances across the desert without water.<br><br>But they’re also becoming an increasingly important source of milk for people in drought-prone regions. That includes East African countries like Kenya, where camel numbers have skyrocketed over the past few decades.<br><br>But introducing camels — or any species — to a new region, could mean bringing in new diseases.<br><br>The St. Louis Zoo has been studying camel diseases in Kenya to help assess their risks.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is The Saint Louis Zoo Tackling Camel Diseases In Kenya?