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Feeding large animals in a zoo can be very challenging. I was able to watch first hand as the camels
were being fed by one the staff at the zoo.
Watching that girl jump the fence, lifting a heavy bag, and then pour the feed while
dodging the camels seemed like a very demanding task.
I wonder how many a times a day she has to do that.
Probably something as large as a camel can eat a lot. I would imagine that a few full
bags of that feed are consumed daily.
From the wikipedia, camels seem to eat just about anything. Here is a quote from that article:
"They are able to eat plants that are dry, prickly, salty and/or bitter and can ingest
virtually any kind of vegetation. When other nutrient sources are not available, these
camels may feed on carcasses, gnawing on bones, skin, or various different kinds of flesh.
In more extreme conditions, they may eat any material they find, which has included rope,
sandals, and even tents. Their ability to feed on a wide range of foods allows them
to live in areas with sparse vegetation. With tough mouths that can withstand sharp objects
such as thorns"
The humps on their backs is used to store fat. Judging from the pictures I saw of other
camels, the ones at this zoo seem to be very well fed.