Goober the Camel Is the Real Star at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted by Mateja Lane

There are more than rodeo horses and farm animals at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

There is also a camel named Goober who traveled all the way from exotic Wisconsin. Goober lives at a wildlife sanctuary with 40 other camels near Madison and has come to visit Texas for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Goober and friends will be available for camel rides at the Rodeo, which runs until March 26.

The local KHOU news team was excited to meet Goober.

Did you know that camels were so wooly? Their coats actually protect them from the snow at their farm in Wisconsin and that hump is filled with fat, not water. And they apparently really like coffee.

Fair goers can ride Goober and his camel friends for $9 courtesy of the The Camel Towing Company at the Houston Rodeo. They are asking fans to use the hashtag #GooberTheCamel!

Are you attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo? Tell us in the comments below! Better yet, post a picture with Goober!

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