25 species of animals to pet and feed at this exotic petting zoo.
My family of 7 (kids ages 10. 7. 5. 3. and 1) visited the Camel Farm on a breezy Friday morning in November morning. The weather was great and we had a fun time visiting the exotic animals housed here.
There are over 25 species of animals here, including camels, water buffalo, lots of goats, and even a zeedonk (a donkey/zebra crossbred). One of the camels was very curious and followed us as we moved in front of his pen. The mountain goats had a climbing rock in their enclosure and it was cool to see them jump up on it. For $1 you can buy a cup of large feed pellets and dates. My kids loved feeding all the animals, especially Patrick the friendly donkey.
The grounds are pretty sparse. There were just a few trees and not much shade. The animals are housed in chain link enclosures, nothing fancy. They do have plenty of room to move around and the pens were clean. If you think of this place like a zoo, you may be disappointed. Instead, think of it as a large petting zoo and you’ll think it’s great.There is a very little gift shop with a couple small animals housed inside of it. We loved visiting the hedgehog and foxes in here. There is also a restroom where you can wash up after feeding the animals.
The farm is run by the owners and a couple employees. It is obvious the staff knows and cares about their animals. There are informational signs on some of the enclosures but not all. If you have questions about the animals you are visiting, just ask the staff.
Admission prices were great; $7/adult, $4/kid, under 3 are free. I felt like that was a small price to pay to get up close with unique desert animals. We spent a little over an hour here and we took our time. Make sure to visit when the weather is cooler since there is not much shade.
The Camel Farm is a unique place to visit with your family. I would recommend coming here while visiting Yuma.
Disclosure: My family received complimentary admission to Wildlife World Zoo and Camel Farm but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.