Ready to cross the Sahara Desert? Hop on a sturdy camel and get on your way! In your nomadic journey across hot desert sands, be on the lookout for a golden African lioness. Hopefully the feline queen of the savanna will be tolerant of your journey! Her loyal pride spends much of their afternoon soaking in the hot sun together, playing, and grooming each other- African lions are some of the most social of the Big Cats, after all.
You might even see a meandering pack of dusty camels, lolling about and looking for trouble. Camels from Arabia and the Middle East, like the locals in our exhibit, only have one hump. Two-humped camels hail from Asia. Regardless of locale, all of their distinctive humps are full of fat- not water, contrary to popular belief!