San Diego (CA) Photos

January 12, 2009

Even-toed ungulate native to eastern Asia

Filed under: San Diego Zoo — Tags: — washaw @ 6:00 am

Our camels at the San Diego Zoo can be a little too friendly sometimes.    When visiting you may want to stand back just a little.    Spittle production seems to be prodigious so you can expect, may want to anticipate, a curious encounter if you lean in too close.   My picture shows our big guy in his full winter coat.  He doesn’t wear it too long.   Actually, San Diego only has two and a half seasons, so the heavy coat is just for show.    




  1. I have never really looked at a close-up of the head of a camel before. Looks like a friendly animal this one.

    Comment by Marc — January 12, 2009 @ 6:38 am

  2. I have always admired the camel. They do a lot of work for mankind. I guess their spit in the face is their way of saying, “Stay back!”

    Comment by Abraham Lincoln — January 12, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  3. Great shot! I’m loving this SD Zoo series – it’s one of my favorite places to wander.

    Comment by zentmrs — January 12, 2009 @ 8:22 am

  4. looks like my seventh grade english teacher!

    Comment by sterl the pearl — January 12, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  5. I’ll second the ‘stand back’ warning. Learned that the hard way once! Mmmm, camel snot/spit/whatever it was!

    Comment by San Diego Farmgirl — January 12, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

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