On Tuesday I wrote a post about how not all animals want to have their picture taken. The camels at Sharkarosa are in love with the camera. I had to narrow these down and there are still more photos of camels than all of the other animals combined.
I see you!
You can pet me! No, you can pet me!
(The camels would shove each other out of the way if you had a hand out and they weren't always looking for food.)
I like it when you scratch right there. He kept aligning himself so she would pet one specific spot.
If they smelled food they would lick. This was of course silly.
He solved that by dropping the food when they got close.
One of the activities at Sharkarosa is to go on a safari ride out to the larger animals that live in herds. Some we could feed by putting food into the buckets on the side. Some we were told to just view and keep our hands away from. For the most part these were cool, but not great at photos.
We ended up with a lot of photos that look like this. A kid looking on with an animal eating from a bucket.
Different kid, different animal, basically the same photo though
We saw many cool animals that didn't want to pose nicely for a photograph - zebras, deer, emu, donkey, zorse, zedonk, alpaca, and sheep just to name a few.
They all live in large areas and some didn't even approach the trailer with the food so I'm sure they are well fed. There was one escapee who followed us out the gate, but we were able to watch them round it up and lure it back into the correct enclosure without any physical force and only minimal human contact which impressed me.