Camels return to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

(Nicole Martyn, Patuxent…)
May 01, 2012|By Rachel Martin | The Baltimore Sun

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now welcomes Oscar, Niles and Sandy from their winter home in North Carolina. Visitors to the zoo can take an exhilarating ride on one of Maryland's summer resident camels.

Until July 31 and throughout the month of September, guests can visit and ride 12-year-old Oscar, who is a 2,800 pound Bactrian camel, or 11-year-old Niles, a Dromedary camel who is almost eight feet tall. Sandy, who is three and a half, is too young to take riders but will be joining Oscar and Niles for some summer fun in between the Rock Island penguin exhibit and the Elephant Overlook.

Camel rides are offered daily from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for $5 per person. Take a trip to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for the ride of a lifetime.

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