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Fictional Item

Name: Copper Camel (nickname: Copper the Camel)

Category: Mechanical Animal

Size/weight: Full size Bactrian Camel (1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) to shoulder, 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) to hump),

Rarity: One of a kind

Value: A lot

Uses: Carries guests around the park on its back or pulls a carriage with guests in it.

Description (ca. 1921):
A fully mechanized camel designed and built by a team led by Gerald Schliske in 1920. The Copper Camel was the first fully mechanical animal in the Seneca Park Zoo designed by Gerald Schliske. It is sized closely to a real camel, though much heavier due to its metal innards. The camel carries guests around the park either on its back, or in a carriage the beast pulls behind it. Copper is not sentient, and its movements are guided by a "handler" who walks alongside or rides it. Copper the Camel earned its name and nickname by the copper coloring of its outer shell. This mechanical beast is often used to promote the new steam direction the zoo is taking. Housing not only exotic living animals, but partially and fully mechanical animals as well.




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