In addition to 30 plus camels, Camel Safari is home to a variety of exotic animals!
Two-Toed Sloth Choloepus Didactylus
This upside-down South American critter is Ambien. Although Two-toed sloths are primarily nocturnal, Ambien has adapted to coming out during the day to greet the guests and eat her favorite treat. Can you guess what treat that is? Come visit Ambien to find out and learn more about her kind.
African Crested Porcupine Hystrix Cristata
This adorable rodent is Thorn. She loves to eat corn and hang out in the sun on her custom porcupine deck. Do you think she can shoot her quills? Come visit Thorn to find out.
Bactrian Camels Camelus Bactrianus
Camel Safari is home to several of these amazing animals. Bactrian camels are native to central Asia. An easy way to tell if a camel is a Bactrian Camel is to count the number of humps on it’s back. If it has two humps, like a ‘B‘, then you know you are looking at a Bactrian camel!
Pictured is Belle.
Dromedary Camel Camelus Dromedarius
Camel Safari has more Dromedary camels than any other species on the property! These desert-dwelling camelids have one hump on their back. Do you know what that hump is composed of or why the camel has a hump? Visit our camels at Camel Safari to find out!
Pictured is Charlie
Sand Cats Felis Margarita
Camel Safari is home to two Sand cats. Ari and Nala are boy/girl siblings who enjoy relaxing in the sunny window of their indoor enclosure. Sand cats are small wild cats native to Africa’s Sahara desert, throughout the Arabian peninsula; and in parts of Central Asia. They are prolific diggers and live primarily in burrows to escape the heat during the day and are active at night. Can you guess what these ferocious cats hunt and eat in the wild? Visit Ari and Nala to find out!
New Guinea Singing Dogs Canis Hallstromi
In March of 2021 Camel Safari added New Guinea Singing Dogs, Lyric and Hymm to the pack! New Guinea Singing Dogs are native to the New Guinea Highlands and are closely related to the Australian Dingo. These are rare animals with only 200-300 individuals believed to be remaining. New Guinea Singing Dogs are named for their harmonic howls that guests can experience during their Camel Safari visit!
Alpaca Vicugna Pacos
Camel Safari is home to six alpacas! Alpaca are a domesticated species descended from another South American Camelid, the vicuña. Our alpacas Jasper, Jim Jim, Preston, Miles, Morticia and Bell can often be seen hanging out together in the shade but are easily drawn over with the promise of a carrot. Visit Camel Safari to see these small camelids side-by-side with the camels to see the similarities!
Llama Llama Glama
Camel Safari is home to one male llama, Shae. Shae has a lot of personality and is often a guest favorite! Llama’s, like Shae, are a domesticated species descended from the wild guanaco. Like Bactrian camels, dromedary camels, alpacas and vicunas; guanacos and llamas are camelids! Are you curious where in the world the camelids originated? Visit Camel Safari and find out on your tour!
Pictured is Shae the llama in front with his alpaca buddies behind him.