No heat of desert, Camels turn ‘cool’ selfie stars in Wayanad
Vellamunda (Wayanad): A two-week-old camel calf at Rotana Jai Kisan Bio Park at Mattilayam in Niravilpuzha has become the apple of the eye of guests. Many a people visit the park every day to see the camel calf and its mother. The camel family too seems excited to pose for selfies with the guests and to amuse them throughout the day.
Though the female camel was brought to the bio park for safari, she is now on maternity break. The calf keeps itself busy with the children visiting the park. Even the Gulf expatriates who visit the park said that though they have seen adult camels many times, they have never got a chance to see a camel calf so close.
A male camel was brought to the bio park 6 months ago. Later the owners of the park fetched a female camel last month from Rajasthan. Within two weeks of arrival, the camel gave birth to a calf. On knowing the birth of a camel calf, people kept flowing into the bio park. The calf became popular through social media too.
Now the park witness a heavy rush of tourists. The male camel is too busy with taking the visitors for safari. The owners have appointed staff to take care of the camels. The animals, which lived their life in hot desert, now enjoy the cool atmosphere of Wayanad.
The bio park in Mattilayam was started by a group of Kuttiady natives, in order to cultivate organic vegetables. All the crops experimented here was a success. The organic crops produced here are sold for fair price. Also different types of chickens, ducks and quails are available. They introduced camel safari in the park to attract more people.