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When The Camels Go South For The Winter

By Chris Taylor Monday, March 5, 2018

Greetings friends and family, welcome to this week’s blog post. The change in weather this week is giving a lot of people a chance to break their cabin fever. Some of us who are fortunate get a chance to go south when winter comes bearing down on us in the great State of Wisconsin. Like our camels for instance, they get to take a trip to Texas as our own CTC Animal Rides sets up shop at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Our very own CTC Animal Rides or Camel Towing Company as the CTC stands for is owned and operated by or own Matt Schoebel. During our summer season CTC Animal Rides take up residence in Timbavati Wildlife Park and provide an animal adventure for thousands of park visitors a year.

Camels Are Impressive

It’s awesome too because there’s so much educational value to spending time with a camel. For instance, camels were our first method of transportation. They can easily carry 400 pounds of weight for great distances. A camel’s hump stores fat just like a human’s belly.

We all know the hump allows a camel to travel great distances without food or water through some of the most challenging terrain in the world. It has a lot of other really great features that allow it to tackle those rough trips. Like a camel can close its nostrils to keep sand from entering its nose.

As far as the long miles that a camel puts on, I don’t know that I have ever seen feet that look more comfortable. Camels don’t have hooves, their feet have pads. Those pads spread out when a camel is walking on sand, kind like a hot weather snowshoe or something. That brings me to my point. These are all questions, fun facts and tidbits that you can glean from our professional animal handling staff 7 days a week at Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Now for some fun, our very own Matt Schoebel was on Houston’s KHOU’s new broadcast with reporter Sherry Williams. It’s a great interview, both entertaining and educational. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one! Talk with you all next week. Cheers!

http://www.khou.com/video/entertainment/events/rodeohouston/rodeo-roundup-exotic-animals/285-8023290

 

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