Wild Wednesday: Celebrating ‘hump day’ with Katarina the camel

Interesting facts about furry + scaly friends from Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

SAN ANTONIO – Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with some of their exotic animals and you don’t have to travel far.

Some fun facts about the animals we saw today:

American alligators

  • They reside nearly exclusively in the freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes of the southeastern United States, primarily Florida and Louisiana.
  • Adult alligators are apex predators.

Burmese pythons

  • They have poor eyesight and they stalk prey using chemical receptors in their tongues and heat-sensors along the jaws.
  • They are also excellent swimmers, and can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes before surfacing for air.

Dromedary camels

  • They have hump stores up to 80 pounds of fat, which a camel can break down into water and energy when sustenance is not available.
  • Their humps give camels their legendary ability to travel up to 100 desert miles without water.

For more information, check out Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo’s website.

More from Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo:

- Where you can see the world’s smallest fox with the biggest ears

- Cuddly cougar cubs

About the Authors:

Madeline is a digital media intern for SA Live. She studies Agriculture Communication and Journalism at Texas A&M University.

Robert started his career at KSAT more than 10 years ago. He started as a prompter operator, to director, to promotions producer and now SA Live producer. He loved the excitement of news but entertainment is where he feels at home.