Say Hi to our dromedary camels. They’re usually very friendly, so be prepared
to be nuzzled if you offer your hand!
Check out the camel’s amazing Creature Features:
- Take a moment to
gaze into those gorgeous eyes with the long eyelashes. They're not just for looking good, those
lashes help keep the sand out of their eyes when camels are in the desert. And big bushy eyebrows help shade their eyes
from the hot desert sun.
- Can you close
your nostrils? Go ahead, try it! Camels can, and it allows them to keep sand
out of their nose!
- But of course
the most famous part of a camel is its hump.
So what about it? Do you think
there are 20, 30, or 50 gallons of water in there? Actually, it's a trick question, because the
hump doesn't store water! It stores
fat. It's an excellent energy source
when a camel doesn't have much to eat, but don't worry, we feed them plenty!