Plant Conservation Unit Cape Town
Even when you get the chance to feed the giraffes at a zoo, you don't get this close. They say camels spit more than Sparky Lyle in the bullpen, but the two camels who stuck their heads into the jeep were as polite Jim Palmer giving out free autographs. There was a shaggy camel as well, but the photo of the other camel that I have included (if you would be so kind as to take a look) reminded me of one of the camels that sing "We Three Kings" in a Claymation Christmas. I half expected him and the shaggy camel to burst into Christmas songs as we fed them corn right
out of our hand. My favorite animal right now and for the past few years is the American bison. That animal is just such an amazing creature that it managed to shove my former favorite animal, the penguin, right out of first place. Much to my surprise the Global Wildlife Center had some bison on hand and though conservatives would probably be offended by the interspecies mingling with longhorn steers, I think normal people would be equally amazed at the chance for their kids to actually pet one of the inspiring animals. Look at that picture and take special notice of the intelligence that you can see in that eye. Near the end of the tour I made great friends with a llama. While the usual
case was a murder of animals coming up behind the jeep, apparently this llama was their king. Giving him plenty of space, even those jerk zebras, I had him to my own for about five minutes.