WEB EXTRA: Bottle Feeding Baby Camels

The Tyler's Travels Team gets an exclusive look at baby camels at the SC State Fair


Columbia, SC- (WOLO) As with every year, the South Carolina State Fair adds new foods, rides, and of course animal exhibits and unique opportunities for guests to enjoy.

One new exhibit that has become an instant favorite is Camel Kingdom.  Co-owner Ryan Henning says that camels, although indigenous to Africa, and referred to as “the ships of the desert,” have become very popular in the United States.  Since opening Camel Kingdom, Henning says that he and his partner have been all over the country.  He says that people love learning about and even riding on these very smart animals.

Fairgoers have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the heard of camels, and even take a ride.  While at Camel Kingdom, be sure to also meet the newest members of the family, Chester and Spike.  The pair of baby camels are five and eight weeks old, and according to Henning didn’t take to their mothers, so they have been adopted and being raised by the family.   They are hand fed a special lamb replacer milk every few hours, before being moved to regular food.  Henning says that it is a great time to bond with the youngsters as well.

ABC Columbia’s Tyler Ryan had a chance to help feed these sweet little…(size being relative) future stars of the show.

You can learn more about these domesticated and sophisticated animals HERE.

You can also watch Angela Rogers story about the show. : http://abccolumbia.com/2017/10/12/state-fair-turns-into-camel-kingdom-big-hit-with-fair-visitors/   

ABC Columbia Chief Photographer Rich Wandover also contributed to this story.