CHICAGO (Reuters) - A month-old Bactrian camel named Alexander Camelton at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo has become a social media star.
The gangly brown camel has Twitter abuzz over his name, a play on Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the inspiration for the smash Broadway musical Hamilton.
Camelton is the first Bactrian camel born at the zoo since 1998, and is described as very precocious.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and stars in Hamilton, posted an emoji of a camel and a blushing face on Twitter in recognition of baby Camelton.
Other social media users had fun with the camel's name.
"Soon all the zoo animals will have Hamilton names. Alexander Camelton. Salamander Hamilton. Alexander Lambilton. Lin-Manuel the Panda," tweeted Fusion Senior Editor Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono).