Frederick County authorities say a woman is recovering after she was bitten by a camel at a zoo near Thurmont.
County animal control officer Harold Domer told The Frederick News-Post that the adult male camel was trying to eat some food from the woman’s hand during a tractor-drawn safari ride through the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo on Thursday afternoon.
He said the 29-year-old woman was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a moderate injury to her lower arm.
Domer said the camel has been quarantined at the zoo. He said a veterinarian is monitoring the animal for signs of illness.