Chattanooga Zoo to offer camel rides

Chattanooga Zoo to offer camel rides

May 24th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

A camel.

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA, TN -- An exciting new attraction is coming to the Chattanooga Zoo Memorial Day weekend. The "best little Zoo in America" recently announced that it will now offer camel rides to visitors beginning Saturday, May 26.

The Zoo's two camels, Sydney and Frank, have been thoroughly trained on giving rides by professional trainers out of Indiana. The Zoo is happy to announce that both camels are fully trained and prepared to take patrons of all ages around their new track.

Local construction company Collier Construction volunteered to build the 250-foot track. "I have two young children, and I think they are more excited than I am about the new camel track," said Ethan Collier, President and CEO of Collier Construction.

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