Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Abu began her career as a royal camel in early June of 2020.
Since then she has blossomed interests in gardening and taking long walks around Lake Potter.
Among her many new friends at the Chris Mark Castle, her favorite is definitely Cerberus.
Although an unlikely friendship, the moments created between Abu and 'Cerb' (the castle's royal German Shepard) are as timeless as they are plentiful.
In-between grazing, making memories with visitors and strutting her hump around, Abu enjoys special treats.
On occasion, Abu is known to proudly indulge in a banana or two.
She also enjoys the odd avocado or mango.
Even the starkest of characters would find a smile on their face upon meeting Abu's grinning mug.
As a dromedary camel, Abu's back features one hump.
Contrary to popular belief, this feature is for the storage of fat, not water.
In desert environments, camels plan for food and water scarcity.
Their body's physiology has also evolved to accommodate meal-less days and nights.
It's known that a dromedary camel can consume up to 20 gallons of water in preparation for long journeys.
Luckily for Abu the royal camel, there will never arise a use for these natural functions.
As she enjoys being pampered, Abu is quick to seek the attention of those who may be passing by.
If you're ever lucky enough to share some time with Abu, prepare your heart to be stolen by her charming smirk, calming presence and contagious sense of adventure.
Update: Abu's has company now, a bactrian calf named Habibi!