Feeding the Camels

While in Yuma, we stopped by The Camel Farm. Yes, camels in Arizona — and quite a few of them. Including one whose resume includes appearing onstage in a production of the Arizona Opera in Phoenix. There were also many other interesting (and sometimes rare) animals: goats, sheep, ostriches, Chinese pheasants, as well as a hinny (a cross between a horse and a donkey) and zeedonk (a cross between a zebra and a donkey).

Opera Star

It’s a family-owned animal refuge, and the family member who greeted us was very helpful and informative. She supplied us with a bag of carrots and a bucket of feed with which to lure the animals, and they gobbled it all down. And most of them didn’t mind being petted. All of the animals were a delight, but we were especially fortunate to be able to hold a baby goat that was only one week old.