Rides cost $6 per person ($5 for Zoo members) and $6 for a commemorative photo of the experience. This year, you can also purchase carrots to feed the camels: $1.25 for a single carrot or $5.50 for six.
Camel rides are currently available daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 19, weather dependent.
Fun facts about camels:
- Camels are best known for their impressive humps that are prominent on the camel's back. Camels are mainly found in the deserts of the Middle-East, and in some areas of eastern Asia.
- Camels are incredibly resilient to the desert climates and the arid conditions that would easily kill another animal. Camels also possess the incredible ability to lose nearly 40% of their body weight in water and be unharmed
- Dromedary camels have one hump like a D on its side and Bactrian camels have two humps like a B on its side.