Camels – Assiniboine Park Zoo

There are 2 types of camels in the world and both types reside at the Assiniboine Park Zoo here in Winnipeg.  They make good photography subjects because they are generally slow moving.  They can move quickly, but their enclosure here (like most of the enclosures here) is not large enough for them to get up to full speed.

The 2 types are the one hump or dromedary camel and the two hump or Bactrian camel.  I just took face pictures this time, but the first picture is a Bactrian Camel because you can see his hump in the picture.  The two hump camels (in captivity anyway) always seem to have the humps lying down.  I wonder if it is the same as with Killer Whales since the ones in captivity have their top fins flop over.  See note below.

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They do have interesting looking faces!

Yesterday I volunteered with the Adult Day Program at the Y and we went to the Winnipeg Police Museum here.  We had a very interesting tour given by a wonderful employee who has tons of knowledge about the history of the police here.  They have plans to move the museum into the downtown area in the next couple of years, where I expect many more people will be able to see it.

A Shaw Cable guy came out to check the cord that I told you about yesterday.  He quickly saw the problem and fixed it, so we are back in business.  He said I probably shouldn’t have plugged it back in after finding it and that I probably shouldn’t have even touched it again to unplug it and plug it back in again though.  But its all fixed and we’re back in business.  🙂

I received a link from my friend Kristen that explains some of the myths about camels.  You can find it here.

I think it is time for some quality Africam time as soon as Chester and I get back from our walk.  See you later.